Chicago IL: Please join us in expressing our deepest condolences at this hour at the sad demise of our beloved Vanitaben Patel, Mother of Kamal Patel MD. Shri Vanitaben Patel passed away, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Chicago at the age of 80 (August 21, 1936 to January 31, 2017) after 6 years of illness. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. She will live for years to come in our hearts. May her Soul Rest in peace. Her funeral was on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 11:00 a.m. until time of cremation 1:00 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Rd, Bartlett, IL.
Vanitaben was an astonishing person, a true matriarch of her extended family possessing all the attributes of Matriarch Mother namely loving, caring, compassionate providing leadership, unconditional love, self-sacrifices to anyone who came in touch with her. Speaking in her memory, one of the close individuals who knew her well for years from India, summarized her life as religious, filled with compassion for all living life. Result of successful careers of her children and grandchildren can be clearly seen, due to her teaching of basic significance of hard work, moral values, honor, simplicity, and ethics.
Vandana Jhingan (from TV Asia) did an excellent job as the master of ceremony during this difficult and emotional time. She shared her last 15 years of memories with the family. She explained the qualities of Ba. She expressed that "I was married to the Samsung phone and Android system; however, Ba was with the IPhone and the IPad. One time, I went to her home and she told me to look at her IPhone and she says: "Now its face time". She pressed some button and talked to her son in Wisconsin and she said: "Vandanabhen is at our house". At this age, she learned all the things about the high-tech gadgets. She was always kind and generous to me. From her pouch, she would always give me some snack to eat".
In his special message, Kamal Patel MD mentioned, "Many of you attended the funeral for my mother Vanitaben and paid respect and glowing tribute to the departed soul. Our heartfelt thanks to the more than 300 people who attended her funeral services on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 11:00 a.m. until time of cremation 1:00 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Rd, Bartlett, IL, as well as many more who attended Basnu (Pratha Sabha), called, text messages and email to us. On behalf of large south Asian Diaspora including members of Asian Media USA Chicago, we like to express our condolences. We pray God Almighty to give courage and strength to bear such loss.