Vijai Kumar Moses

Vijai Kumar Moses, 83, died unexpectedly and peacefully in his home in Clarendon Hills on Feb. 15, 2021.

He was born to Kollory Venkiah Moses and Mary Moses in 1938. Vijai came to the United States from India in the 1950s and graduated from Simpson College in Iowa.

An employee of the University of Illinois Chicago, he was one of the three longest-serving members of the staff, receiving recognition for 40 years of service.

He was active in the Hinsdale Methodist Church and volunteered for the church’s DuPage Pads homeless shelter project.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Queenie Moses; and his parents, Kollory Venkiah Moses and Mary Moses.

Vijai Kumar is survived by his brother, Rev. Vinay Kumar (Dr. Clementia) Moses, his sister, Dr. Jyothy (Arun Kumar) Bunyan; his nieces and nephews, John Moses, Pranuthi Sathyadass and Steven Bunyan; his nieces and nephews by marriage on his wife’s side, Kumari Henry, Raj Lartius, Anil Lartius, Rani Primmer and Maya Lartius; six grand-nieces and -nephews, Jeliah Sky Anderson, Hallie Lartius, Kelsy Lartius, Sheena Christiansen, Logan Pope and Satiel Nichols; and five great-great-grandnieces and -nephews.

A funeral service was held Feb. 28.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.