Ramu Kannan
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Ramu Kannan

Ramu Kannan, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle and friend, passed away tragically and unexpectedly, at age 58, on June 22, 2020.

At the time of his passing, Ramu was serving as Humana's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.He loved cheering for the Boston Red Sox. Born in Mumbai, India, Ramu emigrated to the United States in 1986, and called many places home, including Acton, MA. Ramu will be remembered as the proud father of Meghna and Simran, caring husband to Kavita, the son of the late Kalki and Lakshmi Kannan, the loving youngest brother of Indu Krishnan (Mumbai, India) and Srinivasan Kannan (Dubai, UAE), uncle to his nieces, nephew, and grand nieces, and a devoted, caring friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NYC Health and Hospitals' Covid-19 relief effort (https://nychhc.networkforgood.com/).




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Published in Courier-Journal from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
Ramu was about living life to the fullest! My fondest memory was my first time meeting him when we invited him out to watch my friends coverband playing classic rock music at a local bar. He was having a blast requesting all of his favorite classic rock songs. I told him that my friend had trouble playing Grateful Dead which led Ramu to request that as a fun way to joke around I will always remember his smiling face and generosity whenever we met up. Long live Ramu ! We love you
Dave Otis
Acquaintance
July 6, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the Kannan family. May god give you the strength to deal with this huge loss. Having known Ramu for over 15 years, I am still reeling from his untimely and sudden departure. Rest in peace, my friend.
Vish Tipirneni
Coworker
July 6, 2020
To the Kannan family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ramu was a joy to get to know at Humana and helped me many times. I wish I could have had the opportunity to work with him more. He has an amazing joyful spirit and made the world better everywhere he went.
Steve Kempf
June 30, 2020
Rest well my good friend. Yours was a life well lived. Thanks for your friendship.
Ekow Arthur- Mensah
Friend
June 29, 2020
I'd only known Ramu Kannan for a few years but it hurts to lose him. He was a co-worker of my husband (Frank Illuzzi) at CityMD, and Frank wanted to take a trip to London with him. Generally being up for anything, I said yes, despite never having met the guy, and in the summer of 2016, we took a trip to meet up with Ramu. We visited pubs, met up with some of his friends (and some of our friends and one of my cousins, so long as we were over there), took a boat to Greenwich so we could visit the prime meridian, ate well, drank Auchentoshan, stayed up late each night and got to know the staff at the hotel bar, visited the British Museum, purchased the new Harry Potter screenplay (Ramu carried the hardcover around with him and read it while Frank and I were doing tourist-y things), checked out the Churchill War Rooms, purchased expensive chocolates at Harrods (Patchi, from Lebanon--quite good), and took a train to and from Paris in one day--just because we could. We had champagne at the Eiffel Tower and that is how I'll remember Ramu--enjoying the sunshine, the drinks, and the view, and having a good time. You'll be missed, Ramu--I always thought we would have more time for another trip. He always spoke so fondly of his daughters--so very proud of his girls. My sympathies to his family and all those who loved him...he was a unique and generous person with a gift for friendship, and he will be missed by many.
Laura LaVelle
Friend
June 29, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Ramus family. I worked with Ramu for a short time at Humana. He was one of the nicest people, very caring and he loved his girls very much. Humana, and the world, lost a truly good person and a great leader.
Mark Smithson
Coworker
June 29, 2020
Ramu,
Missed you from Meena Sadan's friend Rajesh's Shah uncle who lives in Syracuse NY.
Hasmukh shah
Friend
June 28, 2020
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of need. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
Simone Taylor
June 28, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful friend who lived life on his own terms . His attitude and Zest towards life were admirable and inspiring . I have known him since his college days in India , a jovial, helpful and gregarious personality . Although we did not meet often and lost touch for a few years, we reconnected and met again more recently rekindling some old memories and met with some mutual friends too ! He will be dearly missed . RIP Ramu !
Ravi Ramaswamy
Friend
June 28, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful friend who lived life on his own terms . His attitude and zest towards life was inspiring. He will be dearly missed
Ravi Ramaswamy
Friend
June 28, 2020
In loving memory of a dear friend who lived life on his own terms . His attitude towards life was both inspiring and motivating. He will be dearly missed . RIP Ramu !
Ravi Ramaswamy
Friend
June 28, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful friend who lived life on his own terms . His determination and attitude towards life was inspiring . He will be greatly missed ! Rip Ramu
Ravi Ramaswamy
Friend
June 28, 2020
you were such a genius!
IN THIS RACE OF LIFE , not sure , MAYBE YOU WON ,BUT AS SIBLINGS WE ARE THE LOSERS
OM SHANTHI
indu Krishnan
Sister
June 27, 2020
Ramu was the most caring and generous soul. I loved him like a brother and we have some great memories. He was the best of men who lived his best life. We are so very grateful we got our weekend together in the UK in January. We will always remember you and will forever miss your kind smile and witty humour. We will get the drinks in and have a glass for you. Cheers. RIP Ramu.
We love you xx
Suzanne & Malcolm Rowlands
Friend
June 27, 2020
Ramu an inspiring leader, Witnessed many new IDEAS in Humanas growth across technology. We will miss him.
RIP!!
Santhosh
Coworker
June 27, 2020
Ramu was my class mate in school and collage in mumbai.we had a good relation but lost touch for over a decade until met accidentally in my office at DUBAI where kavitas father was CEO in 1995.Did not see him after that but was getting all the news through others on his Vista to mumbai which was annual routine for Ramu.Good bye Ramu .Be happy where ever you are.
Raghavan Sundar
Friend
June 27, 2020
Ramu was an inspiring leader and a great friend. He had a great sense of humor and an innate ability to make each person he met feel as though they were the most important person he would talk to that day. His Humana family will miss him very, very much.
Pam Norris
Coworker
June 26, 2020
Ramu was a determined, focused and value driven individual. Coming from a middle class background, he had those traits that I saw in my father of cultivating a wide friendship network, very giving, warmth and love. From not being very athletic in his younger days, he swung to the other end of health by grooming himself to participate in marathons and other challenging events. A bright student, a good teacher, an affectionate father and uncle/grand uncle, a brilliant professional, he was at a stage in his life, where he had achieved all that he aspired for. The greatest event in his life, that of giving away his daughter in marriage, was round the corner and providence snatched him away. Though, we siblings were away, geographically, we did not resort to social media to be in touch. When we met, it was all warmth and happiness. We, Indu (sister) and I, Raju are still unable to come to terms of his not being around. I wish and pray, we get to reunite in a different life, as siblings once again. Love you brother.
Kannan Srinivasan
Family
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