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Dr. Virender Gautam

April 26, 1958May 27, 2021

Dr. Virender Gautam (VG), age 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 27, 2021, at Royal Cotuit Nursing Home in Mashpee MA. He was born April 26, 1958 In Haryana, India. VG lived in Sandwich, MA where he enjoyed gardening in his beautiful home. His passion was expressed though his career as a professor of Economics at Cape Cod Community College. VG used his career at CCCC as a springboard to become a selfless community service member for the world. VG believed strongly in doing selfless acts for others without expectation of gratitude or thanks. His love for everybody cast a shadow for the whole world to feel. He is survived by his two nephews Jayant Kashyap & Amit Kashyap. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 Arbutus Lane, Sandwich MA June 6th, starting at 2 PM with service at 6PM; all are encouraged to attend. We are asking you donate to and made out for: “Dr. Virender Gautam Scholarship fund”. Checks can be mail to: ATTEN: Mail-Teller The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod 1470 Orleans Road East Harwich, MA 02645-2143

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Dr. Virender Gautam

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Kelley Hunter

June 17, 2021

VG was one of my favorite professors at 4'Cs. Being one of his "older" students at the time, knowing I was working and raising 3 children while working towards my degree, his patience and understanding helped me through when I thought I wouldn't be able to manage all 3 and keep my sanity.. He was an inspiration and great motivator...a great teacher and will be greatly missed. When someone mentioned the name VG.. everyone always knew who you were speaking of... Rest in peace VG 💚

Naomi Arenberg

June 4, 2021

VG's largesse of spirit lives on in all who knew him. To all his family members and friends, I'm sorry for your loss.

Victor Smith

June 4, 2021

I was one of VG's colleagues at Cape Cod Community College. For a number of years our offices were across the hall from one another. VG was a true gentleman, great teacher and his love of his students was beyond question. He will be missed.

LIsa Heller Boragine

June 4, 2021

I have often wished for Cape Cod Community College to have a few more people like VG. But the truth is, he was one of a kind.

Generous, kind hearted, and encouraging to faculty and students alike, VG embodied what it means to have a strong faculty- student life partnership. He was a visionary and encouraged students to stretch beyond their local experiences to see global connections.

What a tremendous loss. I will always remember you fondly, VG. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Susan Mackoul

June 4, 2021

I never met Virender Gautam but my son was a student. Virender made it possible for him to go to India with classmates as part of a course on international relations. It was life changing for my son and I am deeply grateful to Virender for giving him the opportunity to experience other cultures and broaden his mind. My son benefited from Virender’s wisdom and grace. Blessings to his family, may his memory bring you greater joy than sadness.

Susan

Hemant Chikarmane

June 4, 2021

I first met Virenderji (sorry, never called him VG, don't know why!) when he interviewed for the job at CCCC. I believe it was Dean Agustin Dorado who was taking him around campus, and happened to see me, the only other Indian on campus. Over the years, I have witnessed the amazing rapport he had with his students, and his deep concern for their careers. His development of new courses that addressed the effects of globalization were spot on. He will be remembered for the study tours he organized to various locations. A very significant loss to the college indeed, and to the community as well. RIP, you will not be forgotten.

Ann Wenzel

June 3, 2021

Thank you for being a wonderful professor! May you Rest In Peace!

michele wolfson

June 2, 2021

I was always so impressed with VG's commitment to his students as evidenced by the opportunities he created for them through his teaching, the Economics club, the Rotoract club, and the many international trips he organized for them. In addition to being their professor of Economics, he went above and beyond in tirelessly creating so many enriching opportunities for them. My office was right across the hall from VG and he always had students wanting to meet with him or discuss upcoming activities sponsored by the clubs. On a personal level, VG and I would often visit in late afternoon when we were the only ones left on the floor and share stories about our dogs, their attachment to us, their little quirks. I also admired his commitment to his cultural traditions that he shared every year with students and faculty in honoring the life of his father. He was a very special man. He will be missed by our community. I am grateful for having known him and send my deepest condolences to his family.

Kate Martin

June 2, 2021

As a colleague, VG was a wonder to behold. He opened his students’ and colleagues’ eyes to different cultures in so many ways, including international trips, discussion of international economies, and his annual celebrations of the lives of his family members. The mark he made on his students in particular was remarkable, as so many students will attest. He will be missed.

Kathleen ANDERSON

June 2, 2021

Professor VG was a fantastic teacher. I wasn't the average college student - 3 kids, 3 jobs, and a full time course load at 32. He encouraged me to join the Economics Club and immerse myself in the 4Cs culture. He always encouraged me to keep striving to be more and never worry about any limits. I am so thankful for him and I know he touched 1000s of students and others in the community. Rest in peace as this chapter is done. Memory eternal

FROM THE FAMILY