Amrit Samuel Lall, Ph.D.

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Dr. Amrit Samuel Lall, 68, died suddenly in the home he shared with Sandra Schulz, also deceased, on Monday, June 10, 2013. Amrit was born in the Punjab Province, Pakistan on October 14, 1944 to Lall Moti Lall and Harriet Jacob Lall. He is survived by his brother Nazaret "Jugno" Lall, sisters Ashti Malik and Beulah Rani Hyatt, his children with Connie Rogers Lall, son Amar Lall, daughters Dr. Asha Lall-Villanueva, Amra Lall, and Ashna Lall, and by his grandchildren Caleb Lall, Sofia Villanueva, Verah Villanueva, and son-in-law Oscar Villanueva.

As a young man Amrit was a member of the Pakistan National Basketball Team and was the holder of Pakistan's national pole vaulting record. He came to the United States in 1962 to study, like his father, at Westminster College and he later completed his Doctorate in Counseling and Secondary Education at the University of North Texas. Amrit gained his U.S. citizenship in 1978 and spent many years as a Denton area counselor and, in his later years, conducted social studies for the Denton County Court System.

Amrit had many interests throughout his life. He was an avid gardener, wrote screen plays, attended Rainbow Gatherings, performed with his beloved Sandra as members of the drumming group "It Is What It Is". Amrit had a wide circle of friends in the Denton area and family throughout the United States, Canada, and Pakistan. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him. While his body has passed, his spirit will remain in the hearts and minds of his surviving family members and in those that had the good fortune to be a part of his life.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 14th from 5:00 - 7:00pm at DeBerry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the gravesite at Roselawn Memorial Park on Saturday, June 15th at 10:30am. A reception will be held at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak in Denton following the graveside service. All of those that knew and loved Amrit are invited to attend. An impromptu drumming circle will be encouraged.

 


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