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Mr. Tanay Janak Patel

October 17, 1987September 10, 2019

Tanay Janak Patel stepped from this world into another on September 10, 2019, in Enola, at 31 years of age.

On the 17th of October 1987, Tanay J. Patel was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to his parents, Cavatina and Janak Patel. He spent most of his childhood in Vadodara. Tanay went on to graduate high-school from the Scindia School in Gwalior after which, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

He and his wife, Tosha Patel, were married in 2018. He was a devoted husband, a doting son, a special brother, uncle, and treasured friend to so many through the years. Tanay’s kind heartedness and generosity of spirit was unwavering, and evident to everyone who had the good fortune of meeting him.

He is survived by his wife, Tosha Patel; and his parents, Cavatina and Janak Patel. The family would like to extend special thanks to their friends and family for being a pillar of support during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 14th of September at the WM Rowen Grant Funeral Home, 659 Street Road, Southampton, Pennsylvania.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family and enjoy lunch at 64 Brookside Drive, Holland, Pennsylvania.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 14, 2019


Mr. Tanay Janak Patel

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Bindu Patel

October 10, 2019

A month ago today Tanay you left us. You have left such a huge void in our lives, heart and home. There is never a moment you are not missed. The emptiness we feel is unfathomable. The sparkle in your eyes, the kindnesses on your face and that mischievous smile you radiated is etched in our hearts. Wish there you something we can do to bring you back in our lives. Wherever you are my baby hope you have attained peace. Love you loads and may your soul rest in peace.

Neelie Chikhlikar

September 21, 2019

Tanay was my best-friend-in-law. I know he'll understand what that means. We hardly met over the last 9 years, but that doesn't matter when you immediately connect with somebody. He was the kind of person who made you feel comfortable no matter where or who you are. Even though we didn't live in the same city, it was nice knowing he's there. It's still not sunk in but I'm trying my best to put this down.
Tosha,Kena Kaaki, Jingu Kaka, I'm so sorry. I know no words can comfort you right now, but we'll get through this together. We will try. You are in my thoughts and prayers each day.
And Tanay, wherever you are. I miss you bro.

Priyesh Patel

September 18, 2019

Dear Cana kaki, Jingo kaka,

I was deeply saddened and upset to hear the news about Tanay.

I have fond memories of the times we shared together. Most vividly the winters in Baroda. I’ve known him since he was a baby and still have some pictures. Our meetings through our lives were intermittent because we grew up in different countries and even though we hardly spoke whenever we met it was like nothing had changed. This is because he never changed he was a genuine guy, thoughtful and caring. Whenever I would come to Baroda he was warm and welcoming and included me in everything he did to the extent I never felt as if I was on holiday I felt like I was at home, it’s the little things he did that showed he cared for example before eating he would call me daily to check if I’d eaten before he made any plans. He was quiet by nature and usually people who are quiet by nature don’t have many friends but Tanay was actually very popular. I remember when we spent a few days together in Mumbai and day after day he was meeting different groups of friends, in Mumbai it’s difficult to travel around so bad is the traffic but people were coming from all over just to spend a few hours with him, I remember wondering “he hasn’t lived in Mumbai how does he know so many people” This is probably because he had such a good nature, which is a reflection of how well he was brought up and I’m sure this made you both proud as parents. I hope and pray you are all able to some how move forward because you all deserve a happy future.

These are my personal memories but the sentiment and feeling for Tanay is shared by all in our family, myself, Sheena, mum (Charu), dad (Haresh) and Hennal all were deeply hurt when hearing of his passing we wanted to reach out but were all stuck and lost for words and are still now trying to process what has happened.

I will miss Tanay, RIP little brother. X

Shailee Desai

September 17, 2019

Ketu masi, Jingoo masa and Tosha... Mitesh and I are so so shocked by the sad news... Still Cannot believe how Tanay could be taken away so young and in a flash...Our heartfelt condolences.....Tosha, I never in a million years would have imagined to introduce myself to you under such circumstances.... Ketu Masi and Jingoo Masa... I cannot event begin to comprehend what must be going through your minds...words will never be enough to offer any salve but our thoughts and prayers are always with you all. For me, Tanay was never Tanay... he was Tuffy, our childhood nickname for him... I remember him to be a very beautifully mannered, quietly determined young lad, mature beyond his years .....I have snippets of memories - him in his silk pajamas getting ready for bed... showing us how to use fork and knife at the dining table!!! Growing up and with schooling and getting on with our lives, regretfully we somehow lost touch but whenever we met and last I met him was in 2014, we met with such fondness!! May he rest in peace in his heavenly abode....Lord be with you all in this moment of loss and fill your hearts with a treasure trove of memories to rise above the pain!!Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.... Shailee and Mitesh

Sejal and Priyadarshi Patel

September 16, 2019

Dear Jingoobahi and Cannabhabi,
We would like to express a heartfelt sympathy and offer a prayer that God above will comfort you, give you strength and courage for the days ahead.
Remember that those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen and unheard but always near us.
I met Tanay when he was probably 8 years old when I had visited India. I remember him as a very sweet and quiet boy.
Our condolences to Tosha. We can’t even begin to imagine the pain and heartache she is going through.
Our thought and payers with you and the family.

Sonalben, Parulben and Sejal

Charu Bhatt

September 16, 2019

Dear Cana, Janak and Tosha,.
Very shocking news.

May God Rest Tanay's Soul in Peace and give you all the strength to bear this great loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

Patricia Blauch

September 15, 2019

Tanay was so important in helping me to graduate from Brightwood Career Institute. I would not have gotten my papers completed without his speedy fingers. T.... You were and still are in my heart

Lokesh Posti

September 14, 2019

1997 was the year when I met him first, in my class, Junior section, Scindia school. Since we both were quite in nature, we hardly were best of friends over the 8years in the school.
But a peculiar thing about boarding schools is that even if you don't talk much there are ample other avenues where u interact with each other thus one knows everything about other & every1 is a part of their life in its own peculiar way.
Tanay & I always interacted as competitors, as we were always in different teams, in the sports arena whether it was swimming, cricket or football. He was good at whatever he did.
The news of his departure has saddened each of us 2005 batch Scindians as we can sense that along with Tanay a part of our childhood memories has left us alone.

He'll be always alive through the memories we had togather.

Fal Patel

September 14, 2019

Dear Ketu, Janakbhai and Tosha.
Jay Shree Krishna
Very very sad to hear that Tanay passed away.
Our deepest condolences. May bhagwan give you all the strength to bear this huge loss and support each other at this very difficult time
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Om shanti shanti shanti
Sanjiv, Fal and family.

Praveen Singh

September 14, 2019

Dear Tanay , You were the best friend of both my sons .... and like my third.
Our families had the best of times & happiness ever so often. You were central to those joyful times.
RIP , son. We will miss you terribly but will always celebrate your life !