- January 9, 1947 - October 8, 2016
- Newington, Connecticut
of Harshad's Passing
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Harshad P. Patel, 69, of Newington, beloved husband for 44 years of Rekha (Amin) Patel, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Baroda, Gujarat, India on January 9, 1947, son of the late Pujabhai and Dhaiben Patel, he was raised in India and was a graduate of M.S. University in Baroda, Gujarat, India. Harshad started his career as a mechanical engineer for Proctor & Gamble in Alberta, Canada. After fifteen years, he immigrated with his family to the United States and took a position as an engineer at Yale University in New Haven where he worked until his retirement in 2008. Harshad was an active member and trustee of the Vallabhdam Hindu Temple of Newington. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching cricket and his favorite football team, the New England Patriots, and traveling the world with his wife. Most of all, he will be remembered as a family man who loved to be with his wife, his sons, and especially his granddaughters. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Nehal H. Patel and his wife Netal of Trumbull and Rahul Patel and his wife Cristin of Glastonbury; a sister, Hansaben Amin and her husband Prafulbhai of British Columbia, Canada; a brother-in-law, Mahendrabhai Patel of Atlanta, GA; a sister-in-law, Jayaben Patel of Pennsylvania; and three granddaughters, Misha, Kaya, and Ruhi Patel all of Trumbull. He was predeceased by a brother, Madhubhai Patel; and a sister, Ranjanben Patel. A funeral puja will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2 p.m., at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Vallabhdam Temple of Newington, 26 Church St., Newington, CT 06111. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.