In Memory of Vimal Patel

In Memory of Vimal Patel

Vimal P. Patel 01/17/81- 5/21/24​

Vimal P. Patel, 43, passed away peacefully at his home in Old Bethpage, NY, on May 21, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Queens, NY, on January 17, 1981, Vimal lived a life filled with joy and love.

Despite Vimal’s colon cancer diagnosis 2 years ago, he continued to have a positive attitude and never let cancer define him or limit how he lived. Vimal faced each new challenge with determined optimism, but it was time to be welcomed home into the loving arms of his father Pravin Patel who predeceased him. In addition to his wife Leena, also left to cherish his memory are his mother, Raxa Patel, the apple of his eye, his daughter, Mila Patel, his many, many family members & friends, and his faithful companion, Prescott.

Vimal was a family man. He cherished the time spent with his wife, daughter, and extended family. Even through all his treatments, he enjoyed teaching Mila how to play softball and video games, going to her karate belt tests, and driving her around to other activities. His love for his family was evident in his actions and his words, and his presence will be deeply missed at family gatherings.

The COLONTOWN community for Colorectal Cancer patients and caregivers provided tremendous support and resources as Vimal & Leena maneuvered through the healing journey.  They connected with other patients and caregivers, learned so much about the treatments and side effects, and found comfort by sharing their journey with others walking similar paths.