Madhu Sreepada

Madhu Sreepada, 76, of Northvale, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 4, 2020.  He was the loving husband of Sudha Sreepada for 51 years.   He was also the cherished father of Gangadhar and his wife Catherine, Suma and her husband Benjamin, and Sunila, as well as a grandfather to Summer, Kieran and Amara.

Madhu was born in the lush and verdant village of Gummaluru, located in southern India, the 7th out of 9 children, to the late Gangadharam and the late Mahalakshmi Sreepada.  At an early age, he moved with his family to the city of Visakhapatnam, located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in southern India.  While living in Visakhapatnam, by the time he was 15 years old, he completed high school, engendering a life-long passion for education.  By the time he was 19 years old, he had completed both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Physics from Andhra University, also located in Visakhapatnam.  He later traveled to Bombay, as it was called at that time, to continue his studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.  While at IIT, he completed an additional Master’s Degree in Technology and, thereafter, continued at IIT as a lecturer for undergraduate courses for three years. 

Given the opportunity to continue his studies in the US, Madhu embarked on his next adventure, completing a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester.  In 1974, after Madhu relocated to Little Ferry, NJ, Sudha joined Madhu in the US.  While working for Hewlett-Packard for several years, Madhu continued to further his studies by building expertise in the stock market, spending his weekends immersed in books on the topic at the public library.  In 1991, he retired from HP at the age of 47 to devote all of his time to his passion of investing, which he continued through his final days. 

More recently, over the past 15 years, he and Sudha fulfilled his dream of traveling the world, visiting the South Pacific, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America, but spent most of their time together in Florida.  He enjoyed beach living as well as beach walks and seeing the space shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral. 

More than anything else, Madhu treasured his time with his children and grandchildren.  Madhu passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with liver cancer.   Madhu was a great inspiration to all of his friends and family and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. 

A viewing will be held at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, on Thursday, July 9, from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Madhu’s memory may be made to the Englewood Hospital Foundation.


  1. Frederick R. Orestuk

    A considerate, caring, kind and intelligent friend, always a pleasure to be with, you are missed.

  2. Prasuna & janardan

    Madhu was a wonderful person great asset to Telugu community will be missed dearly we pray that his soul will rest in peace

  3. Sastry Sreepada

    Madhu is an unpretentious, smart, well accomplished, considerate self made man. I respect him very much. In my early days in NewJersey in 70s Sudha and Madhu welcomed me with open arms as a family. I and my wife Lakshmi never felt such a free friendship with any body in the years since. We will miss him dearly. we pray that Sudha, Dhar, Suma and Sunila and the rest of the family are blessed with courage to face the loss. May his soul Rest In Peace

  4. Kishore and Pushpa

    I know Sri Madhu Garu since 1977. He is a cheerful, compassionate and well liked person. I met him so many occasions and learned from his wisdom and experiences. Sudha and Madhu garu are great family friends. We truly miss him. May his Aatma attain Moksha.
    Om Shanti

  5. Aruna Bharati

    So sad to hear about Madhu . He was kind and gentle man , Always very polite and smiling . My sincere and deepest condolences to Sudha and kids Gangadhar, Suma ,suni . The grand kids will miss their grandpa , may god give strength to face such a loss

  6. Carol and Gary Gerber

    My heart goes out to you Sudha, Suma, Sunila and Gangadhar. May God comfort you and grant you peace.

  7. Patrick L Craven

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I have fond memories of him from my time growing up in Northvale. My thoughts are with the Sreepada during this difficult time.

  8. My sincerest sympathy for the passing of your father . He must have been a caring and just man which shows through his son.


  9. Freddy & Mary

    May you find comfort in all the loving memories you shared. Our sincere and deepest condolences to the Sreepada family. Madu will be greatly missed.

  10. Lower Hudson Valley Telugu Samithi

    Sri Madhu Sreepada Garu was a gentleman loved by all in Lower Hudson Valley Telugu Samithi. We truly miss a good friend. We all sincerely pray God to give the strength to Sudha Garu and their children to face such a loss. May his Aatma attain Moksha.

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