Obituary of Chhitubhai Patel
Chhitu M. Patel, 78 yrs. young, returned to God on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 among his beloved friends and community. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen, having emigrated from India with his wife in1995. In India he had been a history teacher and in this country he was a room service attendant in the casinos. He was very well known at home in India as a community leader and continued that work here in New Jersey. His role as a Union activist in Local 54 as well as his political activism in his community, gained him the love and respect of all who knew him. Most of us consider ourselves lucky to touch one heart in our lives but Chhitu was gifted with touching the lives of so many, old and young, all races, all colors. He will never be forgotten and cannot be replaced in the hearts of his family, his friends and his community.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ansoyaben Patel, his two sons, Dipak and Ghanshyam, and his daughter Maya. Also surviving are three grandsons, Nisit, Neel, and Jay, and granddaughter Amy. Services for Chhitu Patel will be held at Lowenstein-Saraceno Funeral Home, 58 S. New York Rd., Galloway, N.J. 08205 on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Friends may call beginning at 11:30 am followed by Hindu services. A Memorial service will be held at Pomona Jain Hindu Temple, 571 S. Pomona Rd., Egg Harbor City, N.J. on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
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