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Jayram D. Patel


1945 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Jayram D. Patel Obituary

Jayram D. Patel, age 68, of Eastlake, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014. Mr. Patel was born December 8, 1945 in Savli, Gujarat, India, and grew up in Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
He came to America in 1967 and resided in Detroit, Michigan, was married in 1972, and moved to Ohio in 1973. His academic achievements include a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, a Master's degree from Wayne State University, and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.
Mr. Patel, a highly revered chemical engineer, served in invaluable capacities for The Lubrizol Corporation of Wickliffe for 40 years, before retiring in 2013, and was highly regarded for his work and unparalleled talent and intelligence.
He was a founding member of the Gujarati (Indian) Community in Cleveland. He will best be remembered for his devotion to his family and friends. He provided an open home, tremendous support, and a helping hand to many of his family members when they too immigrated to America. His wife and children, who love him dearly, know him to be the best husband, father, and grandfather, and are infinitely thankful to him for all their happiness and success. He was especially fond of children, and one of his greatest joys was his grandchildren. His religion was of great importance to him and he was strong in his faith.
He is survived by his wife, Lopa J. Patel; children, Chhaya (Ajay) Gupta, Seema (Randy) Ice, and Sudhir Patel; grandchildren, Gyan Gupta, Maya Ice, and Shant Gupta; brother, Bharat Patel; and sisters, Janak Patel, Ramila Patel, and Nalini Patel; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dhulabhai and Maniben Patel; and his brother Vitthalbhai Patel.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma. Cremation to follow.
Published in The News-Herald on Apr. 18, 2014
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