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Vanmalibhai Patel
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Vanmalibhai P. Patel, 80, of Manteca passed away at his residence on Thursday, July 23.

He was born on December 21, 1928 in Asta, India and has lived in Manteca for five years but previously of Escalon.

Mr. Patel was a motel manager for 25years and also a crane operator. He was a member of Central Valley Gujarati Samaj. He was an avid Raider fan and an A's fan. He was a really true supporter of Wolverhampton Wonders in England.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gangaben Patel of Manteca; his children, Tara K. Patel and spouse Keshav of Atlanta, Georgia, Jaya J. Patel and spouse Jayantilal of Clinton, Mississippi and Dipak V. Patel and spouse Jayna of Manteca; his grandchildren, Rakesh Patel, Alpal Patel, Mitul Patel, Tina Patel, Dev Patel, Jasmine Patel and Dhillon Patel; and great-grandchildren Aren, Ayden and Aashni.

Visitation was Monday July 27 and chapel services were Tuesday, July 28 at Fry Memorial Chapel in Tracy. Burial will be private. A guest book will be available on-line to send condolences to the family at

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Mr. Patel's name.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

July 29, 2009