Paromita Chowla
Koch Funeral Home - State College
2401 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA
Dr. Paromita Chowla Dr. Paromita Chowla, affectionately known to friends as Pashka, was born on 20 January 1934, in Lahore, India to Dr. Sarvadaman D. S. Chowla and Mrs. Himani Chowla (Mozoomdar). She spent her childhood in Lahore and then in 1947, her family moved to Delhi because of India's partition. Subsequently, her family came to the United States where her father visited the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. In 1949, her family moved to Kansas and in 1952, to Boulder, Colo. Paromita obtained her Ph.D. in Mathematics on number theory from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1961. She accepted a faculty position in the Department of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University in September 1963 and worked there until her retirement in July 1992. Apart from her love for teaching and research in mathematics, she will always be fondly remembered for her generosity, cheerful personality and natural ability as a storyteller. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome. com.
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Published by Centre Daily Times on Jan. 1, 2017.
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My husband and I met Parmita at Centre Crest Nursing Home. She was our mother's roommate for a short time. She was always pleasant and kept us up to date on how our mother was doing. She and I would always share stories about our cats. May she rest in peace and our condolences to her family.
Crystal Hazel
January 6, 2017
Mary Prendergast
January 2, 2017
It was an honor to have known Dr.Chowla. A scholar and professor of mathematics, she was also interested in the Arts. Dr.Chowla read widely, and I remember her many insightful comments on Indian writers and contemporary literature -- all framed in her customary wit and good humor. May she rest in peace.
Manini Samarth
January 1, 2017
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