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Dr. D. James Deodhar

November 18, 1955 - November 9, 2020

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    November 14, 2020 | 
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Dr. D. James Deodhar, 64, passed on Monday, November 9th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was greatly loved by his wife, daughters and sons-in-law.

He was born on November 18, 1955 to Vimla and Solomon Deodhar in Pune, India. He moved to England in 1965, and married Susan Wroe on July 19th, 1986. In 2002, he moved with his family from his home in Manchester, England to St. Charles, Illinois, United States.

He was a graduate of Salford University where he studied biochemistry and achieved a doctoral degree in the field. He achieved a honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham-Trent in 2001. He worked for a variety of oil lubricant companies, including Castrol, BP, and Fuchs Lubricants.

He loved to travel, and explored the world visiting every continent, and developed a strong love of cruises. He was physically active – he played varsity soccer and cricket in his youth, ran the Chicago Marathon three times, and loved to go on long walks with his wife.

He was a generous and humble man with a huge capacity for love; he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, daughters Beth and Kavita, and sons-in law Kyle and Tom.

“For those family and friends unable to attend the service at Noon on November 14th, you may view a recording of the service through the Zoom link.”

Contributions in Dr. Deodhar’s memory may be made to the Anderson Animal Shelter 1000 S. LaFox Street, South Elgin, Illinois 60177.


Victoria Roberts from St. Charles, IL

"The love that Jim showed his wife and daughters was unparalleled. My heart is with you all. ❤️"

Sarah Dunker from Cary, IL

"Sending love and prayers to you and your girls, Susan."

Jeff & Liz Delzell from Crystal Lake, IL

"Susan, Beth & Kavita ~ We were deeply saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful man - genuinely warm and convivial anytime we had the good fortune to be in his company. Your entire family is in our thoughts as you endure this tremendous loss - may his memory be a blessing."

Rachel Christensen from Geneva , IL

"I cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am for your tremendous loss. Sending you all my love."

Bell Mike from Ramsbottom, AK

"Jim was a true gentle man. At one time he was my closest friend and we went running together; we went to India together. My heart goes out to Susan, Beth and Kavita."

David Page from Chicago , AK

"Dear Susan and family at this very sad time I hope and pray that you will find time to laugh and celebrate Jim’s life. He played an awesome test match and hit life for a six. Jim will be missed by all. Sincere condolences and much love David Page and family."

Christine Fuchs from Düsseldorf-Germany, IL

"Dear Susan and Family, Jim was an outstanding person and a wonderful friend. We (his colleagues and friends) will always remember him as the British guy in USA with a wide technical expertise and as the master in negotiations. We will miss his humor, his perfect rhetoric, his hospitality and his brilliant character. Mostly we will miss HIM and will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are now with you. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Dr. Christine Fuchs & R&D-colleagues"

Kris van Gasse from Shaghai, IL

"This is really unexpected and shocking sad news, particularly as we were preparing a goodbye call with him, with beautiful stories, nice food, lots of fun… We met each other during our first meetings together in Mannheim, Germany, in October 2019. It didn’t take very long to like him, a lot. Our hearts, love and compassion go out to his family and friends in this difficult time. We wish you strength, from his colleagues in China, and hope he can live on in our memories.’ Kris van Gasse"

Stefan Fuchs from Germany, AK

"Dear family of Jim, I want to send my sincere condolences to you regarding Jim's tragic and unbelieveable death, which happened much to early. We will always rember him within the FUCHS Group as a wonderful person, a great colleague and a fine gentleman. Unfortunately we were not able to thank him and express our appreciation for his work. He had a tremendous and longlasting impact in our R&D community, both in North America and the rest of the World. I wish you the strength to remember him with a smile in your face. With silent greetings from Germany Stefan Fuchs"

Dr. Christine Fuchs from Duesseldorf, AK

"Dear Susan and family, my sincere condolences in this very difficult time. We will always remember him as the British guy in USA with a wide technical expertise and as the master in negotiations. We will miss his humor, his perfect rhetoric, his hospitality and his brilliant character. Mostly we will miss HIM and will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are now with you and your Family during this difficult time. (Dr. Christine Fuchs & colleagues and Friends from R&D)"

Karen & Niel from Haslingden, Lancashire, VT

"Our deepest condolences, Susan and family. xx"

Timo Reister from Heidelberg , IL

"Jim was a wonderful person and it was an honor for me to work with him. He was not only very knowledgeable but treated his colleagues with a lot of respect. We will miss Jim greatly and I wish his family a lot of strength during this difficult time."

Ian Rowell from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

"To Sue, Beth, Kavita and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jim will always have a special place in our lives, he was smart, funny and kind. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him."

Anuj Mistry from Frankfort , IL

"Susan Deepest sympathy from Meena, our daughters Neera and Kunjal and I . We will miss Jim God Bless"

Anuj Mistry from Frankfort , IL

"Dear Susan and Family We are very sorry to hear the loss of Jim. He was a great person, colleague and a friend. He will be missed. God Bless Anuj, Meena and family"

Barb & Tony Hopkins from St. Charles, IL

"Susan and family- We were heartbroken to hear the news about Jim. Such a good and generous man, always with a smile on his face! Thinking of all of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this difficult time. We will think of him fondly every time we walk by the pond!"

Gema Del Olmo from Barcelona, IL

"Dears Susan, Beth and Kavita, We never met in person, I worked with Jim. I'm very sorry about your loss. At the same time I'm grateful for all I learned from Jim. My thoughts are with you..."

Eric and Paula Mack from VILLAGE OF LAKEWOOD, IL

"You are all in our thoughts and in our hearts. We extend our deepest condolences. If there is anything at all we can do to ease your burden, please let us know."

Katie Bulman from Geneva, IL

"Susan, Sending all my love and keeping you, Beth, and Kavita in my thoughts."

Brian Murphy from Crystal Lake, IL

"Susan, Beth & Kavita, I was so saddened to hear about Jim's passing. My heart breaks for you three. Susan, I know you are strong, as you have fought through other difficult times... your strength will get you through this as well. The few times I met Jim, it was obvious the love and pride he had for his three girls. I am thinking about you three."

Prad and Anjla from Manchester , MA

"We are deeply saddened by the news. We hope that god gives you all the strength to cope with your loss."

Diane Malone from Haslingden, AK

"Dear Susan and family, so sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man and loved you all very much. Take care, much love to you all at this sad time Diane"

Barb & Tony Hopkins from St. Charles, IL

"Susan and family- we were heartbroken to hear of Jim’s passing. Such a good and generous man who always had a smile on his face. We will remember him fondly every time we walk past the pond. Sending our deepest sympathies during this difficult time."

Tammy Johnson from Stow, OH

"Jim was a kind man who will be greatly missed by many, especially his family at Fuchs Lubricants."

Fred McDonald from Cleveland , OH

"Sorry to hear about Dr Deodhar. He was my boss at Fuchs. He was the best person I ever worked for. He was a true gentleman. He had a great sense of humor and fairness. He always had my back. He will be missed."

Jonathan Chow from Shanghai China, IL

"Dear Susan, I am so sad to hear the news of Jim's sudden passing. He had such an influence on so many of us and he made each of us better persons. I miss our regular conversations and always looked forward to our next visits to catch up with one another. They were always so enjoyable and I always had the chance to capture some nugget of wisdom about work or family. Whilst he will be missed greatly, his spirit will live on in each of us long into the future and can already be seen in how we go about our days."

Jason Bott from Crystal Lake, IL

"Susan, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your girls are in our thoughts and prayers."

Richard Kurzydlo from saint john, IN

"Susan and family, 'I'm deeply saddened by Docs passing. He was a great man, mentor and friend. Always had smile to go along with his good heart, he'll be missed. My prayers go out to you and the family."

Pat and Joann Fay from Saint Charles, IL

"Susan, Beth and Kavita. We were very saddened to hear the news about Jim. He was such a nice person, always ready with a smile or good word. We fondly remember all of the dinners we had together, the warmth of those times will always be with us. Take care and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers."

Tammy Freund from Woodstock, IL

"Susan, I am so very sorry to hear about your husbands passing. My heart breaks for you and your family. Please know I am thinking of you all now and during the coming months. Take care my friend, healing and loving thoughts your way, Tammy Freund"

Kate and Peter from Huntersville, NC

"Susan,Beth,and Kavita, unbelievable, shocking, and sad news. We can not imagine the sorrow you are all feeling. Please know you are all in our thoughts."

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