Sharad Sood

April 12, 1983August 26, 2010

Sharad Sood, age 27, died in Austin, Texas on August 26, 2010. Born in Austin on April 12, 1983 to Lal Chand Sood and Lily Sood, Sharad grew up in Westlake. He was gifted with natural athleticism and competitive soccer was his primary childhood passion. When he joined the Westlake High School soccer team, he immediately became a leader, starting for the varsity team all four years. Recently, in 2009, Sharad was named to Westlake's All-Decade Soccer Team. After graduating from Westlake High School in 2001, he attended Southern Methodist University, where he played soccer and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. During this time Sharad was active with the Indian Students' Association, serving on the executive board as the Public Relations officer. In 2005, Sharad graduated from SMU after completing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. As a college graduate, Sharad worked in corporate sales in Washington D.C. where he mastered relationship selling to C-level executives. Two years later Sharad followed his career back to Austin, where he was eventually hired by Dell as an account executive. After receiving the "MVP of the First Half of 2010" award from his organization within Dell, Sharad was recently promoted. In his honor, that organization has created "The Sharad Sood Award" which will be given to the individual who embodies Sharad's spirit, performance, and attitude. Sharad cherished his time with his family and friends. After he moved from D.C., rather than living alone in Austin, he chose to live with his mother and father. Even as a busy young professional, he made it a priority to engage in his parents' and brothers' lives. Sharad approached his friendships with the same sensitivity and affection. Sharad did not just meet people; he touched people and drew them into his life with passion. Ever the adventurous spirit, he encouraged those he loved to experience the new and exciting. Sharad is survived by his father Lal, mother Lily, brothers Chetan and Rajesh, uncles Lall Singh Sachdev and Prem Banga, aunts Sheema Sachdev, Preeti Banga, and Vatsala Sud, numerous cousins in the US and India, and his dog, Bailey. Funeral services will be held Saturday, the fourth of September at ten o’clock in the morning, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar., Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Miracle Foundation, Condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 4, 2010

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Rob Bacchus

September 24, 2010

I recently heard about this tragedy. Sharad was such a dynamic personality (and outstanding soccer player) - even at a young age. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Prem and kumkum jain

September 20, 2010

Dear Lily, Lal, Chetan and Rajender

This must be the hardest time for your family. We can not imagine the pain you must be going through. Our kids are so precious to us. They are light of our lives. Our life revolves around them. You must feel like a part of you is taken away. Sharad will always be in your heart. Sometimes his memories will bring a smile and sometimes tears. With time the pain will be little less.

Sarmistha Hauger

September 17, 2010

To Lily, Lal and boys, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time of loss. Please know that we are here for you in ANY way you need. Sarmistha and David Hauger

Anne McWilliams

September 17, 2010

Dear the Sood Family,
I am here thinking of you tonight, and my heart is breaking for you. I watched Sharad's photo collage and just cried and cried. There is so much joy in each one of those photos. What a wonderful person Sharad was, I know you miss him terribly. All of my prayers and love are with you.

September 14, 2010

Lily & Lal, My heart goes out to you, hope you can begin to find comfort in all your memories. with love Anita Thadani

September 12, 2010

Dear dear Lily, Lal, Chatan and Raj,

You are a big part of our Austin family. We pray that you find peace within your broken hearts. We love you.
The Calderon Family

Frank and Melissa Zidar

September 11, 2010

Lal and Lily:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

September 8, 2010

Dear Lal and Lily,
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. We remember with great fondness getting to meet Sharad at your holiday parties. His wonderful, outgoing personality was always evident. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy, David and Ann McFarland

Hanschen Family

September 8, 2010

Lal, Lily, Chetan, and Rajesh, May God hold your family in his arms, wipe your tears, and comfort you, now and in the days to come. Steve, Amy, Karl, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and Patrick

Bill Anderson

September 7, 2010

Lily and Lal,
Stacy and I are saddened to learn of your great loss. Sharad was one of the all time greats. We still speak of him and remember the times we had with your son and those great teams. What a tragedy it is to lose someone that meant so much to so many at such a young age. It seems like only yesterday.