In Memorial Tina Lalvani Lauto, Class of '81

To those of us who went to school with her, Tina, resident of Kennedy Dorm at Kodai, was gorgeous, smart, funny, and slender, a gracious classmate, and faithful friend.

As an adult she added layers of that beautiful, kind, compassionate, witty, loving persona onto who she was as a child. Tina was athletic and art loving, serious and silly, creative and curious, fashionable and free all at the same time. At the Lauto home with its welcoming open door, she was the hostess par excellence the stylish soccer mom and nice neighbor all in one.

Those of us at her memorial quietly stood in shock and sadness with no comprehension of a person so swiftly snatched from us.

Ellah Allfrey, Editor said it best that life often denies us understanding and sometimes all  there is to hold on to is our ability to endure.

Tina Lalvani Lauto, Class of 81, Mother of Michele 16 and Matteo, 13, wife of 19 years to Nando, Sister to Jetu, Andree and Sunita and friend to many, passed away in Los Angeles, California on September 4, 2013

Submitted by Roxanna Khan, Class of 82