OBITUARY

Chhaganbhai K Patel

January 31, 1932June 20, 2020
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Funeral services for Dr. C.K. Patel will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park. The family will begin to receive friends one hour prior to service time.

Dr. C.K. Patel was born in Sarsav, Gujarat, India and immigrated to the United States for graduate studies in the fields of Education and Psychology. After earning his Master’s and PhD Degrees from Indiana University, he became a U.S. citizen and worked as Professor, Dean of Students and Department Chairman at colleges and universities in the Chicago, IL, area for 35 years. He was a well-known professor of Psychology at Triton College, River Grove. He was a very friendly, popular, sought after teacher, colleague, and effective administrator who contributed significantly to the initial development of distance learning options in community college course work.

C.K. also helped many individuals as advisor and therapist utilizing the techniques of Rational Emotive Psychotherapy. He was generous in giving advice, support and guidance to a wide circle of friends and to many other immigrants in his extended family. He enjoyed his retirement years despite several serious illnesses. He passed away peacefully in Sarasota, FL, in the presence of his wife, son and daughter-in-law. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, three brothers and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests that anyone who may want to send flowers would instead please make a donation to a food bank of your choice or to the non- profit organization “Doctors Without Borders.”

The funeral service may be viewed live stream on Facebook. To access, please visit the Facebook page of Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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Milly Jones

June 28, 2020

What a complete honor it was to see C.K.'s smile everyday. He would light up the room when he arrived and he will be missed. Our prayers are with you Monika and family.

Mickie and Jerry Kaye

June 26, 2020

C.K., our first friend here at Grand Living...although our friendship was cut short, we appreciate every one of your smiles and will remember you always.
Mickie and Jerry Kaye

Michelle Orlando

June 25, 2020

We have been honored that CK and Monika have trusted us to make their home for this time with Grand Living. CK was such a true gentle and happy man. He smiled with eyes and it warmed all of our hearts everyday. CK will be missed by his Grand Living family and we send our heartfelt sympathies to Monika and the family who have been so present and loving to their husband and father. It was a blessing to witness such special relationships.

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