302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Asha L. Bhaya

Asha Bhaya, 85, of Wilmington passed peacefully on September 29, 2019 surrounded by her loving family following a life of extraordinary generosity, kindness and compassion. Asha was born in Bombay, India. She lovingly cared for her late husband of 62 years, Lal, their 4 children and their families with unwavering devotion.

She came to the U.S. to build a successful life, all while cherishing and sharing the traditions of her Indian heritage and culture. She lived in NY, NJ and DE. Asha raised a family of independent, hardworking, and caring individuals. She enjoyed walks with her husband, family gatherings, cooking and adventures of any kind. Asha made instant and lasting connections and always placed the needs of others above her own.

She will be deeply missed by her beloved children Shaku Bhaya (Cathy), Nimi Bhaya Kass (Michael), Parkash Bhaya (Gail), Dipi Bhaya and adored grandchildren Phillip Bhaya, Dr. Stephanie Kass (Jonathan), Matthew Bhaya, Josh Hamill, and Stephan Hamill. Asha’s loved ones will celebrate and honor her resilience, her sweet, joyful and positive nature, and her selfless spirit forever.

Funeral Services

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing from 10-11:30 am on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, 19707, with funeral ceremony to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Asha may be made to a charity of your choosing.


    Jan Giel writes,
    My sympathies to the entire Bhaya family. Your mother was a blessing in my life, and I will treasure her always. What a wonderful world this would be if more people emulated our beloved Asha. She accepted without judgment, supported without condition and loved without limit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and both of your parents will be in my heart forever. Love, Jan
    10/02/2019 11:22 am
    Jaren lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Asha, The unconditional love and everlasting support was a beautiful gift that you had. Please say hi to my Mom(ex U of D field hockey moms).I love you forever, Jaren, Hawley and John
    10/02/2019 11:50 am
    LInda writes,
    I was blessed to have known Mrs. Bhaya from the time I was a child, and always considered her my second mom. She was one of the most selfless, kind and caring people I knew and I will always have a very special place in my heart for her. Shaku, Nimi, Parkash, and Dipi, thank you for sharing your mom with us! Linda
    10/02/2019 01:14 pm
    Jaren Zurlo writes,
    Asha’s loved ones will celebrate and honor her resilience, her sweet, joyful and positive nature, and her selfless spirit forever. I, for one, will everyday strive for these qualities in my life. I will emulate both Asha and my Mom forever and I thank God for putting such beautiful women in my life. May you reunite in heaven and laugh about watching Dipi and I play field hockey together at the U of D!
    10/02/2019 01:39 pm
    The Bartolotti Family (Cheryl, Kevin, Emma & Ava) writes,
    Our Dear Asha, We are beyond blessed to have known such a remarkable woman. You touched the lives of everyone you came into contact with. The positive light that surrounded you will always shine bright in each life you touched. We will be forever grateful of the times spent together- filled with your infectious laugh, family memories, and life's most important lessons. We will miss you so much. May you rest in peace, spread your angel wings, and watch over your loved ones. We love you Asha. Love, The Bartolotti Family (Cheryl, Kevin, Emma & Ava)
    10/02/2019 09:45 pm
    Cheryl Kinzler lit a candle and writes,
    Sincere sympathy to Asha’s entire family! I have many treasured memories of the welcoming, warm, kind, cheerful woman who always made me smile (and filled my belly with the most amazing food). She surely lit up a room wherever she went, and she will lite up heaven the same way! We will miss you dearly! xoxo
    10/03/2019 10:07 am
    Marcia Galan lit a candle and writes,
    Asha Bhaya was significant in my life. I was 10 years old (1961) when we met. I was mesmerized by her beauty and her beautiful sari's. I remember watching her combing her long black hair and tying it in a bun. I watched her dress maneuvering the yards and yards of material she so adeptly draped into her beautiful attire. So beautiful! She had a little girl named Shaku and the newly arrived baby , Nimi. They became my charge I spent most of my teenage years as the "babysitter" but much more... they were part of the family I didn't have. Then came along Prakash and Dipi. Nimi was my baby though and everyday after school and weekends I spent all my time with them. It wasn't till much later that I realized how very much Asha was there for me and treated me like her daughter, too! I, also, realized that I gave her some time for herself for everyday, I would take the kids to our little park in back of our building. This, realization that came much later as a mother myself, made me feel good realizing how she sure deserved some down time!! This summer, I really wanted to see her. I have a daughter off my own and through the years with so many life changes, we just didn't communicate but she and the family were there in my heart and thoughts. We planned on visiting this summer but it wasn't meant to be. Thankfully, I know Nimi and Shaku were able to tell her how much I loved her. My regret is that my daughter never got to meet her, but, knows her through stories and photos I have shared with her. We believe everything for a reason. I believe that we are linked by destiny and not chance. I feel so blessed and fortunate that Asha let me in her life, ,for her beautiful children, and for those memories that have in part molded white I am today. So, Rest In Peace, beautiful Asha until we meet again. I will cherish you always ❤️ Marcia
    10/03/2019 12:09 pm
    Kanwaldeep singh writes,
    I only talk with her once on phone, she was so humble and nice , my condolences to family, I wish for her soul live in peace 🙏. 💐 Singh.
    10/03/2019 01:59 pm
    Janis Kumpf lit a candle and writes,
    Your mother was so sweet and kind. She was supportive and understanding and always ready for adventure. May you cherish her memory forever and accept my condolences. Love, Janis
    10/04/2019 04:21 pm
    Nanette Wesoloski lit a candle and writes,
    Wishing you and you family strength in these difficult days. Hoping time & peace will heal and comfort you heart. Nanette.
    10/04/2019 05:03 pm

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