Amit Singh Teja
December 30, 1991 – November 29, 2019
Amit Teja was a beloved son, a cherished brother, an adored cousin, a loving uncle, a treasured nephew, a loyal friend and a darling grandson. Amit was born on December 30, 1991 at Washington Hospital in Fremont, California to Sarabjeet Teja and Harsharan Teja. He was raised in Union City alongside his older sister Ambica Teja and his cousins Siman, Sunia, Harnoor, and Dilroop. As a young boy, Amit had a sweet and gentle disposition and had a habit of falling asleep during bath time, haircuts, and car rides. He loved watching Barney, playing with Sunia, and asking Biji (Grandma) what was for lunch. He went to Prince of Peace Lutheran School from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade. As a young child, Amit was quiet and always followed the rules. On the rare occasion that he was grounded, he would take responsibility for his actions and would always abide by his punishment faithfully. He was an active child who participated in baseball, swimming, soccer, and basketball. His trophy collection was unmatched, but he found the greatest joy in watching his favorite teams -The Lakers and The Raiders play. After finishing junior high, Amit moved to Camas, Washington with his family. Moving to a different state and starting school in a new city presented several challenges and setbacks. Amit overcame these difficulties and challenges because of his positive attitude and sense of accountability. In fact, he started working at age thirteen and paid for all of his own expenses. In his senior project, Amit shared that he grew from adversity and learned that "life is not fair:' He often used the words accountable, responsible, friendly and motivated to describe himself. Upon graduating high school, Amit finished his Associate Degree in Business. He went on to work in the family business and added great value by integrating his vision to help grow the organization to its new heights. While playing a pivotal role managing operations, he ventured out to opportunities in the hospitality industry by establishing his own business. His management style and communication skills were a great asset. He was loved and respected by all. Amit dedicated his life to working hard so that ultimately his parents could take the time to enjoy their lives. Amit enjoyed watching movies, sports, news and random trivia. He was witty, intelligent and globally aware. His passions included cooking, traveling, fashion & fine dining. He loved ice cream, sharing sweets with his grandma and spoiling his twin nieces! He was shy and quiet, but once he knew you, he could make you laugh for days. Amit was a generous soul and gave with abundance to all. Amit valued time and often told his parents and sister that time is everything and to live the best life possible. Amit always said, "you only live once and live it up because life is short".
- Viewing Friday, December 6, 2019
- Funeral Saturday, December 7, 2019
- Cremation Saturday, December 7, 2019
Amit Singh Teja
December 7, 2019
What can I say Amit was my best friend growing up. He was the first friend I ever had that showed me what true brotherhood really was. He always had my back in highschool he always looked after me and was always ready to step up to anyone to defend me. We got into alot of trouble as kids but I want to thank you for raising an amazing son. You treated me like your own family like i was your own son. You looked after me and always taught me right from wrong. I am glad I met Amit and I became great friends with him over the years. As we move forward in life lets live in his honor in his memory and live our life to the fullest. The best times of our lives havnt even been lived yet. So get up every morning look forward to making new experiences and sharing time with loved ones. I loved Amit always have always will he was the best friend I ever had. I'll always carry a piece of him inside my heart and one day we will meet again in the heavens. I love you all.
December 7, 2019
Amit words cannot describe what an amazing person you are. When we moved to Camas you and Simran were two peas in a pod, I found comfort that you had my little brothers back. You always did, you stood up for the people that didn’t have a voice and you always were just so positive. You left us too soon but I know you are all with us right now and watching down on all of us. With such a heavy heart I want to remind everyone Amit use to leave an impression on every person he touched with his amazing smile and quick wit. We will never forget you because I will reflect back on our basketball games together and time we spent together. I will always remember you 🙏🏾 We love you Amit