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Obituary of Navin Patel


Navin Thakor Patel passed away on March 12, 2023 in his home surrounded by his family. He was proudly born in Navsari and brought up in the village Vihan – Gujarat, India on January 21, 1963. He graduated with BSE (Bachelor in Science Education). He worked in a microbiology lab for years before moving to America. He moved to America in 1990 and has lived in Ithaca, New York. He has been a business owner and managed the Embassy Inn for more than 25 years.


He is survived by his loving wife, Neha Patel, and two beautiful children Aman and Jessika. Navin was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and son. He was more than all these titles. He was a warrior. He had fought through many medical conditions and persevered through numerous hardships. Through his battle, he remained smiling, humorous, and hardworking despite his challenges. He had been an inspiration to many as he showed the importance of living life to the fullest. Even during these tough health challenges, he had always maintained a calm and loving relationship with everyone. He always believed and wanted the best for everyone. He has a very pure heart and the way he lived his life is a lesson to everyone.

Through his humor and charisma, Navin was always able to make a lasting impact on anyone he was to cross paths with, leaving us with cherished memories we will never forget. We humbly request that everyone keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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