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Jasbir (Jesse) Kalouria

July 27, 1935 ~ March 16, 2018 (age 82)

Kalouria, Jasbir (Jesse) Singh, died March 16, 2018 in Toledo, following a decades-long battle with Parkinson’s disease, at the age of 82. 

Jesse, eldest son of Captain Mehar Singh Kalouria and Bachan Kaur, emigrated from India in 1956 to study engineering, graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology, and enjoyed a long and successful career as a civil engineer specializing in highway design, working first for Charles L. Barber and Associates (Fort Wayne, IN and Toledo, OH). He served as City Engineer for Avon Lake, Ohio from 1980-1988 until he joined R.E. Warner and Associates (Westlake, OH). Jesse went on to McCoy Associates (Akron, OH), and then KS Associates (Elyria, OH) until he retired. 

Jesse exemplified the American Dream. He was a member of The Society for Professional Engineers, the Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club.  An avid golfer, he played well into his seventies. Gardening was another passion of Jesse’s. 

Jesse is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Tonia Kalouria (Smith); his two sons, Karam (Kim) Singh Kalouria and Sheraton Singh Kalouria; his granddaughter Celeste Kalouria and her mother Louise Kalouria; his son-in-law Gary Bradhering; and by his brothers, Harbir Singh Kalouria and Sukhbir Singh Kalouria; his sisters, Jasbir Kaur Tiwana, Harbir Kaur and Sukhbir Kaur; and their spouses, children and grandchildren.   

A memorial service will be held at Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania,  Saturday April 21, 2018 10-12:00 P.M.. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation at or P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.  Online condolences to the family at

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