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Samuel Prabhakar Rao Raya

April 12, 1938 ~ March 10, 2021 (age 82)

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Dear ones:

The Bushi-Raya-Mergl families are grateful for the words and expressions of comfort you are pouring into our lives through various channels on the 'Home going' of our dear Dad and Grandpa Sam Prabhakar Raya. He lived a fearless life of almost 83 years epitomizing “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” Phil 1:21. He was sick for a week, because of aspiration pneumonia resulted through a routine endoscopy procedure. His home calling was absolutely peaceful!


We have a celebration of life for our beloved Dad/Grandpa Sam Prabhakar Raya. Please kindly note the following.

Date: March 13th 2021, Saturday

Viewing & Celebration Service

9-9:30AM EST (Viewing - Family/Private)

9:30-10AM EST (Viewing - All)

10:00-11:30 AM EST (Celebration service)

            @ Lighthouse Christian Church, 100 Hardenberg Ln, East Brunswick NJ 08816

Graveside Service: 

12:30-1PM EST 

@ Elmwood Cemetery 425 Georges Rd, North Brunswick NJ 

Followed by Repast ( Boxes lunch distributed to the guests)

In Person Service Instructions:

COVID Precautions: In line with Lighthouse Christian Fellowship policy, all need to wear masks all the time within the building and maintain social distancing. Even though the event draws us to physically comfort each other through hugs, we encourage to refrain for safety of all.


Online Service:

Folk will be able to watch the service on zoom using the following link. Please convert time to your local timings and note that there will be an interrupt before the Burial service begins.

Zoom Link:

Time: Mar 13, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 860 6382 8214

Passcode: 100


 +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Church Live stream link:

Love & Blessings

Simon & Susan

Sam & Bano

Grandchildren & Gr Grandchild Micah

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Samuel Prabhakar Rao Raya, please visit our floral store.


March 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
100 Hardenburg Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Video is available for this event

Funeral Service
March 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
100 Hardenburg Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Video is available for this event

March 13, 2021

Elmwood Cemetery
Georges Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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