Narendra Krishnaswamy arrived in California in 1958. He was born in Bangalore India, and after his aviation studies in India he ventured to England for flight school. Before coming to California he lived near London, England and in Beirut, Lebanon. He worked as a flight navigator with a British charter company and Indamer, an American and Australian charter company based in Kabul. After several years flying missions for the United Nations, he decided to come to the United States to go back to school. He earned an Associate of Arts degree at Vallejo Junior College, a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and international relations at San Francisco State University, and a Master of Science degree in economics from San Jose State University. After working for Electronic Associates Inc., he started a company, with two colleagues, called B.P.N. Associates that made a device for measuring energy flow in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems – an invention that was in many ways ahead of its time. While at San Francisco State, he met his wife of almost 53 years, Sheila Krishnaswamy (nee Cassidy) of Sonoma California. In college, he worked part time parking cars in San Francisco. Bob Lurie was a regular patron and gave him season tickets to the Giants' games as a tip. Thus Narendra became an avid San Francisco Giants fan. He was ecstatic to live to see the Giants win three baseball championships! Narendra, Sheila, and his daughter Anasuya had many adventures in Hawaii and traveled to countries in Europe, and to India, Mexico, and Canada. Narendra loved Paris and introduced his family to La Rive Gauche or the Left Bank. He loved skiing and spent many weekends skiing in Tahoe. Narendra Krishnaswamy had a vision of what the future could be for society. He also could see and feel the potential for those he loved and cared about. He and Sheila helped those that came across their path to achieve and grow. He had a brilliant mind with a sensitive heart. He was a good, kind man, full of humor and humility and he was very fun to be around. He was a beautiful soul. He loved life, good food, and good drink. He loved well, and he was well-loved. He passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2015. A life celebration will be held in the spring.

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