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Balrajah K. Powdhar

January 03,1958 - June 29,2019

Obituary for Balrajah K. Powdhar

Balrajah Kishore Powdhar, 61, died peacefully on June 29th, 2019 at his home in Ypsilanti. Son
of Basso and McDonald (born January 3,1958) is survived by his siblings Shirley, Merley, Prem,
Rajan, Christendath, Vidia and Ann; his beloved Cheryl; children Brandon (Jackie), Daryl
(Kasey), Ana-Lisia, Ariel, and grandson Nikola.
Throughout his life, Balrajah was a man of family, duty, and generosity. Balrajah spent his
childhood exploring and enjoying his surroundings on his home island of Trinidad. As a child he
was adventurous and spirited. He obtained a love for nature, animals, and tinkering that was
influenced by the island. He spoke fondly of his childhood memories with his siblings. He started
his career as a mechanic at the early age of 13.
Balrajah moved to Michigan in June 1989 and continued his mechanic career. His love of
tinkering steered his career from automotive to plumbing, carpentry, home and building repairs
and design, and metal work. Balrajah will be remembered as the one person that would always
be willing to lend a hand when needed and he truly enjoyed fixing things to make someone
Balrajah spent his days with his best friend, and love of his life, Cheryl. He always considered
himself the luckiest man in the world when he was around her. Together they were parents to
his four children and many pets for over 15 years. He was especially proud of his four children
and first grandson. Balrajah shared his love of nature, animals and tinkering with each of his
children. He spoke fondly of times when he was able to teach his children about cars, flowers,
repairs and design, and caring for animals. He spent the last two months of his life enjoying
time with his first grandson, Nikola.
Balrajah will be remembered as a kind, forgiving, helpful, self-sacrificing, and generous man to
everyone he had the pleasure of knowing. He lived his life helping others and always seemed
happiest when he could make a positive difference in somebody’s life. He will be deeply missed
by all that knew him, especially Cheryl, his children, and his grandson.




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Balrajah insisted we call him "Powdhar" which he said was easier for most people to remember. We met 16 years ago when he started to work for me in Ann Arbor doing excellent work of most any kind. The work mode was quickly replaced by being "family" and helping each other thru the vicissitudes of work and life. He will be greatly missed by myself, my wife, Hashen, and our twin 9 year olds who met him many times. May "the Universe" speed his integration into the next dimension.
- Tom Ewing
My deepest condolences. Throughout many struggles and obstacles he always remained positive. A true friend that will never be forgotten! R.I.P. Jim Thomas
- Jim Thomas
Ariel, all of us in East TN are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We love you, you and your entire family are in our thoughts. Mark and Peggy Ray Uncle Gayle and Aunt Lois Bentley
- Peggy Ray
My sincere condolences to the family and friends...many memories as an old neighbor...aleays helpful...our kids all grown now....
- Lynette Ellis

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