Dilipchand C. Patel passed away peacefully at his home in Redondo Beach on Sunday, April 4, 2010, after a long battle with head and neck cancer. A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his loving wife, Vasu, daughters, Lina, Dipte, Hina, and Sital, son-in-laws, Hiten, Dharmesh and Janesh, and four grandchildren, Prakash, Veraj, Nikhil and Maya. Other surviving family include his mother, Laxmiben, seven siblings, and many close family members. Dilip was preceded in death by his father, Chhotubhai J. Patel. Dilip was born in Nairobi, Kenya, but lived in many parts of the world including Kenya, India, and England. He spent 30 years in Leesburg, Florida creating a homestead for hosting countless gatherings. He is remembered for his passion for cooking, sense of humor and love for family and friends. He is a man of many talents especially enjoying DIY projects, cars, music, movies, and nature. A private service for family will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 11:30 AM. Contributions in Dilip's memory may be made to Beckstrand Cancer Foundation to assist others with cancer at http://www.beckstrand.org/ways_giving/wog_cash_donation.htm Please request your donations be applied to the Individual Patient Assistance (IPA) program in the notes area.

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