Kanubhai Patel

January 19, 1955 - January 16, 2021

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Funeral Services are private.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association

8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 800

Chicago, IL, 60631


Kanubhai Patel, age 65, of Niles, died Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. Beloved husband of Leenaben K.; loving father of Samir (Katie) and Mayur (Shena) Patel; cherished grandfather of Mila Patel; dear brother of Arvind, Ramesh, Rajni, Ashwin, and Manjula J. Patel. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, FuneralContinue Reading

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Samir left a message on January 21, 2021:
My Father. One year ago we celebrated his 65th birthday. A couple days ago, he would have turned 66.It makes me particularly sad that he only got to spend 1 year in his “glory days”. Some may say 65 isn’t a happy milestone, and that life goes downhill from there. That’s not how my dad viewed it. For as long as I can remember, he’s been talking about turning 65. He said life would be good after that. Social Security, Medicare, and best of all, senior citizen discounts everywhere. I guess God decided that wasn’t enough, so he would upgrade my Dad’s senior citizenship life to the heavens.My favorite memories of my dad are from my childhood. It’s no secret that I was a big troublemaker in school. Even so, my Dad never left my side. He even became my partner in crime. If the principal called to say your son got in trouble again, he wouldn’t believe it. In fact, he would question the principal on why they keep finding faults with his son. Most kids like me got in trouble with their parents after parent-teacher conferences. Not me. I’d schedule them so only my dad was able to attend, and he would do the same thing to the teachers. “He’s not doing well because you all keep picking on him and getting him in trouble. How’s he supposed to learn if he spends all his time in detention?”My dad used to work the night shift, and my mom was gone to work by the time we left for school. So most mornings before I left, I’d wake him up with any missing assignment and detention slips that I’d have to get signed. He would sign all of them, and never said a word about it to my mom. By the time high school came around, my mom caught on, and the fun was over. Her response to the school would be “keep him in detention longer.” Oh well, it was a fun ride.My dad was a man of little words, particularly in his recent years, but he had a big heart, and a profound impact on so many. The outpouring of love and support we have received from all of our friends and family over the last week is a strong testament to the impact he has had on so many people’s lives. Without him, we wouldn’t have all of you, so for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you Dad, for giving us this great life. Even though you won’t be with us physically, I know you will be watching over us with God on your big armchair in the heavens.Jay Shree Krishna, Jay Swaminarayan.
Isheeta & Arun left a message on January 20, 2021:
Thinking of your family during this difficult time. May you all find comfort in all the cherished and precious memories, and in sharing those memories often forever, as his beautiful soul rests peacefully.
Ronald Steindorf left a message on January 19, 2021:
To the Patel family, You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mayur and Shena left a message on January 19, 2021:
Dad - your life was a blessing your memory a treasure you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure!Happy birthday!Mayur & Shena
Samir & Katie left a message on January 19, 2021:
Happy Birthday Dad!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Anita, John, Maggie, Matt and Jack Steindorf left a message on January 19, 2021:
Leena, Mayur, Shena, Samir, Katie, Mila and all the Patels - we are deeply sorry for your loss. Kanu’s photo reminds us of a very happy time our families shared. Our prayer is that those happy memories continue to wrap you in his warmth - may he rest in peace.
Ramesh Bharti Patel left a message on January 18, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May god bless the soul and Rest In Peace.
The Steindorf Family left a message on January 18, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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