In New Haven, May 23, 2004, Shilpa Raval, 34, of 79 Pearl St., New Haven, wife of Theodore Richard Bromund whom she married June 3, 2000, daughter of Janardan Raval of Jersey City, NJ and the late Usha Raval, sister of Chirag J. Raval, step-daughter of Devika Dhamankar and step-sister of Vijeta Dhamankar all of Jersey City, NJ. She was born in Ahmedabad, India, Aug. 30, 1969 and was a graduate of Drew University where she received her B.A. in 1991 and her Ph.D in Classics from Brown University in RI in 1998. She was an assistant professor of Classics at the University of Missouri - Columbia from 1998 - 2000 and at the time of her death she was an assistant professor in the Dept. of Classics at Yale University. Funeral service Wed., May 26, 2004 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Drew University, Dept. of Classics, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940.

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  1. hello dick. so sorry to hear about your loss,please accept our deepest condolence at this sad time. jerry and edie

  2. I am deeply saddened by Shilpa\’s passing. May the good memories of her comfort you in the coming days. My loving thoughts are with you. Carla

  3. I just learned of my dear friend\’s passing. I am absolutely floored and devastated. We were college roommates at Drew University, in ResLife together and shared fabulous times and stories together. We just reconnected via email about 7 months back and planned this summer to get our families together. I am soooo saddened by the loss of this wonderfully, beautiful, dedicated, brilliant star of a woman. My heart hurts for you all. To know her is to know the depth of this loss. My family will keep you all in our prayers.

  4. When I was hired to work at Yale, Shilpa sent me an email the very day I accepted the offer. She invited me to visit her when I came to town to look for an apartment. That is how Shilpa was — always friendly, inviting, welcoming. She made sure all three of us new folks that year got settled into campus quickly, and she arranged weekly coffee klatsches for us. I will miss her very much. She made this place, which can be daunting and intimidating, warm and welcoming. Actually, it\’s not that I *will* miss her. I already do. Celia S.

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