Madan Dhawan
Madan Dhawan
Madan Dhawan

Obituary of Madan G. Dhawan

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Madan G. Dhawan passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He had shared 87 years of unconditional love, infectious belly laughs, and priceless memories with family and friends.


Born and raised in New Dehli, India to the late Rhamdam and Parbati Dhawan, Madan was the youngest of seven children to bless their household. After graduating High School, Madan went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. He immigrated to the United States in 1957 and furthered his education. He received his second Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. A very intelligent man, he worked for the Embassy of India while attending college. While at work, Madan met his best friend and soulmate, Barbara. They were married in 1959 and settled into Rockville, MD to raise their family. After obtaining his Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Madan began a 30 year career as an engineer for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) where he helped design catapults on aircraft carriers, propellers and condensers on submarines. He was also a stress metallurgist analyzing cracks on submarine hulls. He took great pride in his work, receiving numerous accolades during his tenure. 


The most important priority in Madan’s life was spending quality time with his family. He adored all of them and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his family. When he wasn’t working or making memories with the ones that he loved, you could find him either watching or playing tennis; and he was so talented. This patriarch of our family was always loved, will be forever missed and never forgotten. Although we are deeply saddened by his passing, we take comfort in knowing that he is now reunited with his beloved wife, Barbara, all of his siblings and his parents.


He leaves a lifetime of joyful memories to his adored children, David Dhawan and his wife Alissa, Rosanne Bloom and her husband Paul Friedman, and Daniel Dhawan; his cherished grandchildren, Alyssa, Rebecca, Jacob, Benjamin, Max, and Sierra; and many more extended family and dear friends.


All services will be private. Memorial Donations are being accepted to the American Heart Association by way of to ensure the family receives acknowledgement of your donation. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Madan here to continue to celebrate the incredible life he endowed to us.


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