Garden Oaks Funeral Home & Crematory

13430 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX


Sharad Sadashiv Kavadi

June 3, 1933July 25, 2020

Sharad Kavadi, 87, passed away on July 25, 2020 in his home.

He was born in Baroda, India – the son of Malti and Sadashiv Kavadi. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 59 years, Vasudha; son and daughter-in-law Vivek and Madhavi; daughter Manisha; grandsons Raj, Samir, and Amit; and his loving elder brother and younger sister, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews, and his countless dear friends around the globe.

An architect by profession, he lived life to the fullest, artistic and creative to his core, a lover of acting and directing plays, painting, Indian classical music, and a world traveler to six continents. He was a pioneer in bringing Maharashtrian culture to the U.S. and a respected leader in the community.

Always known for his magnetic charm, natural sense of humor, observational wit, and social, loving, generous, and humble nature.

He was a guiding light to his family and to all those who knew him.

We loved him dearly. We will miss him profoundly.



  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Viewing and Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


  • Cremation


Sharad Sadashiv Kavadi

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Manoj Sule

August 7, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Kavadi family for this loss. Kaka and Maushi would never miss Ganapati Darshan at our house and more importantly the aarti - only person who would flawlessly recite the mantrapushpanjali during the aarti. We will certainly miss him and pray to god that his soul rest in peace.

Manoj & Suvarna Sule

Pramod Kulkarni

August 6, 2020

Dear Kavadi family:
We miss Bua very much. We first met him and Sudha at their first home in Spring Branch. We collaborated on the cover of the Marathi Film Festival. We’ll miss parties at their home with special aamti, “teerth” and chai! May he Rest In Peace.

With warm regards,
Jyoti & Pramod Kulkarni

Ann Little

August 6, 2020

I am very sorry for your families loss. I only met him several times. From what I read the world lost an amazing, generous and highly creative gentleman. May he fly high with the Angels.
Ann Little

Dilip and Kanchan Gandbhir

August 5, 2020

Dear Sudha, Vivek, Manisha and Madhavi, Raj, Sameer and Amit

Life is not going to be the same for you without our beloved Kavadi. Words can not express the grief and void this has created in your lives. Your fond memories of him will continue to help you get through these difficult times.

As we all bid our final farewell to our beloved Mr. Kavadi tomorrow, he will be in everyone’s heart.

Quick witted, dynamic, generous, always ready to help, energetic and much more. Amazing to see how can a man have all these attributes bundled up in one single body.

Our grateful respect to this legend and larger than a life figure. He will be in our hearts and will be missed greatly 🙏🙏Thanks

With lots of love,
Dilip and Kanchan

Megha Ozarker

August 4, 2020

Kaka was a great inspiration for me and my family. Whenever we met him, he had a great smile and always treated us as a close friend. He inspired and taught so many of us to do much more in life. He was instrumental in spreading Indian arts and culture in US and Canada and at the same time raised a wonderful family. Kaka will definitely will be missed by everyone who knew him. God give his relatives and friends the strength to recover from this loss.

Aakash, Ravi and Megha Ozarker

Ash & Leena Shah

August 4, 2020

Dear Vivek & Madhavi, Raj, Samir & Amit and Manisha,
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Uncle. Having recently lost my dear mother, I can fully relate to the void that we feel when either of our parents leave us. It is the most difficult challenge that we have to face in our lives.
We were so impressed witnessing the outpouring of love and remembering his legacy from the entire Kavadi family. We know that Uncle will be dearly missed but he is at a better place.
We had the pleasure to meet him every-time we visited your home. We were also privileged to be with him and aunty during our meeting with India’s PM Mr. Modi.
Again, our sympathies with the entire family and prayers that Uncle’s soul rests in eternal peace! 🙏🙏🙏

Ramesh & Ila Amin

August 3, 2020

After listening to eloquence and love filled speeches by Vivek, Madhavi, Manisha, grandkids and friends like Rajguru during funeral I wonder what more needs to be said about my friend‘s persona whom I met in New York Bechtel office 51 years ago. Sam Iyer who joined after couple of years after, made our three musketeers team complete and then on it never broke, to the envy of others! Long nights of classical music w/glass of scotch or gin and tonic in our hands was typical weekend affair! We three were more thick than brothers- may be past life bondage! We travelled thru continent w/ Bechtel to-gather, finally winding up in Houston. In spite of different temperaments, political view points, and arguments our friendship never showed strains of discord. Last few years he and I had spiritual understanding of inevitability of events and life in general during my one to one discussion with
him. Wish I had met him more often in recent past. I will miss you, Sardarji(we called each other Sardarji)!
I am sure he is already decked with new baby garments in his new musically endowed family
and smiling benevolently at all of us! 😊🙏🏽🙏🏽

Yash Gad

August 3, 2020

Growing up in Houston, there wasn’t a marathi gathering of any kind where we wouldn’t see Sharad uncle. And every time we were met with a firm handshake, a smile, and a mischievous grin as he asked us what we were up to (with the correct assumption when we were children that it was no good). Our entire family will miss his presence and we send our prayers and condolences to the entire Kavadi family.

Satish & Bina Athavale

August 3, 2020

Dear Sudha-maushi, Vivek, Manisha, Madhavi, Raj, Samir & Amit,

We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.

We were blessed to have known Sharad and he shall remain an inspiration to all of us. We would forever cherish the memories from the time in Houston and when you visited with us many years ago.

Satish & Bina Athavale

Neil Satkalmi

August 2, 2020

Hi guys - want to say how sorry we are about the passing of your dad. The ceremony this morning was beautiful and moving. Our dad always admired your dad very much and looked towards him as a role model. Listening to the stories about your dad today, it became very clear why. He was a wonderful man who left an amazing legacy! Hope your family finds the strength to get through this time. As always, reach out anytime. With love - Maya, Vivien, Yevgeniya and Neil Satkalmi