Gautam Shah

March 13, 1945December 19, 2017

Gautam Shah passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2017, at the age of 72 years.

A native of Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, Gautam attended Michigan Tech University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. He later obtained an MBA from Indiana State University. He worked at Hercules in Terre Haute, IN before establishing a prolific career at Cryovac in Duncan, South Carolina. He was even inducted into Cryovac's Hall of Fame in 2007 for having 25 patents granted to him. Gautam also served on the board of Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). Gautam had a passion for life, especially enjoying Indian classical music, researching and discussing politics and philosophy, watching and playing tennis, eating good food, and most importantly, keeping in close contact with old and new friends.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Saroj, daughter Manisha, son Prashant, daughter-in-law Madhuri, and three sisters Vijaya Rajkotia, Damini Shah, and Panna Shah.

A Funeral Service in memory of Gautam will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Mackey Mortuary Funerals and Cremations, 311 Century Dr, Greenville, SC 29607.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, December 23, 2017


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Suneet Sikka

December 31, 2017

Shocked but his friendship and warmth will stay in our memories.

Kay O'Sullivan

December 23, 2017

To The Shaw Family
Condolences on the passing of a wonderful kind gentleman whom I was privledged to work with at Cryovac. My thoughts and prayers to all the Shah family during this sad time in your lives.
Sincerely, Kay O'Sullivan

Jim Hughes

December 22, 2017

I will miss him. I can't believe he is gone. Although the recipient of many practical jokes while we were at Michigan Tech he always took them in good humor. We remained friends through all these years sharing photos, stories and recordings. He and Saroj always welcomed us into their home when we were passing through South Carolina. Condolences to all the family.

Harold Burnette

December 21, 2017

In this tough time in your life, may our friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort. Gautam was always a great friend to me.