Jyoti P. Guha
August 2, 1936 – July 30, 2020
Dr. Jyoti P. Guha, 83, passed away Thursday July 30, 2020 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born August 2, 1936 in Dhubri, India, the son of the late Durga Mohon and Bela Guha. Jyoti received his Doctorate from The University of Sheffield in England and subsequently moved back to India where he married his wife Maya of 54 years on January 31, 1966. They moved to Europe where Jyoti taught and conducted research in several countries including Slovenia and France, and also in Africa. He moved to the United States with his wife and two daughters in 1980 and worked as a research professor and scientist in Materials Science in Chicago, Gainesville, Florida and Rolla, Missouri. Jyoti shared his passion for research with numerous graduate students, published countless scientific papers, and lectured at various places throughout the world. His global lifestyle inspired and fueled his passion for food and travel during a full and active life with his wife. He retired from the University of Missouri in Rolla after almost 15 years of teaching and research and continued consulting in various locations worldwide, of which the Institute Jozef Stefan in Slovenia was his favorite.
Dr. Guha was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be missed greatly. He is survived by his wife Maya Guha, children Tania Boyd of Fort Wayne, IN, and Sharmistha Jon of Kansas City, MO; and six grandchildren Ryan, Alex, Eric, Neil, Matthew, and Brianna.
Jyoti was preceded in death by his brother Debaprasad Guha and sister Tapati Roychoudhuri.
Private services will be held. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Maplecrest Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, IN.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jyoti P. Guha
August 7, 2020
Mesho always regaled one and all with his very unique "a minute, a laugh" personality which can never be replicated.
Another unique tribute of Mesho, which I was privy to, can at best be illustrated with an example. Arnold Palmer was putting for an "eagle" when a train went by, blowing it's loud horn. To the astonishment of all, Palmer successfully putted an "eagle". Reporters rushed to him, to enquire about not being disturbed. Palmer had a blank look and responded "What train?"
Mesho, whilst concentrating on research work, became totally oblivious to his environment and time. Many a time this got him into "hot water" with Mashi, who would be waiting up dinner for him, till midnight!! Given this, it is of no surprise, the par excellence achievements that Mesho reached, in his academic research career.
It was indeed always a great privilege, to enjoy his association as a close relative.
Neepa & Pratap Ray
Nayana & Vipin Singhal
Neha & Ravi Manumachu
August 6, 2020
I first meet Jyoti Mesho when I came to Los Angeles in 1989. He & Maya mashi were my only relatives (besides my brother ) in the US. Over the years, I got to know Mesho and enjoyed his humor and intellectual talks. He was like a guardian to me. We will miss him dearly. May the soul of Jyoti mesho rest in peace.
With warm thoughts and prayers,
Jhumki & Carl