In Remembrance of Ashokkumar C. Patel, M.D.

Ashokkumar C. Patel, M.D.

Ashokkumar C. Patel, M.D.

Clarks Summit, PA January 10, 1955 ~ February 24, 2014 Date of Service: February 27, 2014

Ashokkumar C. Patel, M.D., 59, of Clarks Summit, passed away on Monday February 24, 2014. 

He was born to the late Chhotabhai and the late Lalitaben Patel on January 10, 1955, in Maharashtra, India. He graduated from the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur, India in 1976. He went on to marry Nayana Amin in 1978 and they both immigrated to the United States in 1980. After initially moving to New Jersey, they eventually settled in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania in 1985.


Ashokkumar was a revered psychiatrist with multiple psychiatry subspecialty board certifications. He was the medical director of psychiatry at the Geisinger Community Medical Center and the medical director of the Scranton Counseling Center. Dr. Patel’s thirst of knowledge led to a subspecialty in sleep medicine and he established the Sleep Lab of Northeastern Pennsylvania. His drive to help furthering the medical field included conducting clinical research trials in sleep medicine and teaching medical students and residents as the specialty medical director of psychiatry at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.


Ashokkumar had a great passion for travel and culture. He has travelled across the globe to over 35 countries with his family.

Ashokkumar’s other great passion was his family. Living forever in their hearts are his beloved wife, Nayana Patel, beloved children, Nupam, Yena and Natasha, and beloved extended family. He was especially proud of being apart of his extended family at the Scranton Counseling Center and GCMC 7th floor unit.

His immaculate soul and vivacious personality has brought joy to all around him.

 

The friends and family would like to thank the Geisinger Community Medical Center emergency department along with the Geisinger Medical Center (Danville) neurosurgery and critical care staff.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests a memorial donation to be made to the Vraj Hindu Temple 15 Manor Road, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 17972.

 

Family and friends invite all in celebrating the life of Ashokkumar Patel on Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12:30PM in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Cremation will immediately follow.

 

 

 

                                    

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Josephine Pepin
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Sincere Condolences
Reply #657 on : Thu April 03, 2014, 13:31:42
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I am deeply saddened to hear of Dr Patel's passing. I had just learned a few moments ago when calling the office for my next appointment. I do not live in the area and I travel to see Dr Patel, as he has been the only Dr who has truly helped me. He was passionate of his work and truly cared about his patients. My sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed by many.
Barb J.
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Dr. Patel
Reply #656 on : Wed March 26, 2014, 14:50:02
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To the family and friends of Dr. Patel,
I pour out my most heartfelt sympathy to you all. I wish you peace and comfort in this most painful time. I am sure Dr. Patel is in a great place since he was a great man, so no worries for him. But the people who will be left with a giant hole in their heart where he used to sit will sorely miss him. I was just a patient of Dr. Patels, but he felt like a "good buddy" I could always trust. I felt safe having Dr. Patel and an anchor. Today when I saw his obituary I said to myself, "This can not be my Dr. Patel. It just can't be! What will I do? How do I make it not so? Well I don't and I will carry one because that is what Dr. Patel would have told me to do. Out of respect for him as a doctor and a cherished friend, if in spirit only, I will carry on and find a way through this and pray that one day I will have the honor of meeting him again and seeing his smile.

To his loved ones, no words can convey the sympathy I feel for you all. No word can take the emptiness away, but they can help you feel not so all alone, by knowing others hurt and cared for him too. You can be proud he touched so many in such positive ways and carry on using his example.
marie intoccia
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...Dr. Patel
Reply #655 on : Sun March 23, 2014, 21:32:25
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I am missing Dr. Patel more and more each day. I had an appointment with him but never made because I was in the hospital. He was such a sweet man. When you were going to his room, he came down to greet you with a big smile and extending his hand. It's going to be hard not seeing him anymore.
Anonymous
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Re: In Remembrance of Ashokkumar C. Patel, M.D.
Reply #654 on : Mon March 03, 2014, 16:56:19
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We will miss Dr. Patel and his beautiful smile.
Carlene Spitzer
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Dr, A.C. Patel
Reply #653 on : Sat March 01, 2014, 21:00:29
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I have lost my Mentor and my Friend. I promise to continue his legacy. You will be missed but will forever in our hearts. May God Bless you and your family.
Sal Santoli
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A.C.
Reply #652 on : Fri February 28, 2014, 08:30:40
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Our community lost a great man, our Scranton Counseling Center family lost a great leader and friend, and our consumers lost a great psychiatrist whose passion for his profession and patients will never be matched.
A.C., you will forever be in our hearts
Diana Hoffman
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Re: In Remembrance of Ashokkumar C. Patel, M.D.
Reply #651 on : Fri February 28, 2014, 08:27:04
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My deepest sympathies. I have worked with Dr. Patel since 1987 at Scranton Counseling, CMC, and we started ACSA in 1995. He was my mentor and friend. I cannot begin to tell you all that I learned from him or the times he was a support during my life trials. His presence was a gentle comfort. I will miss him always. He was a great man.
Dennis Russo
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Reply #650 on : Thu February 27, 2014, 20:50:28
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With my deepest sympathy on the passing of Dr. A.C. Patel. He was a wonderful family man and an exceptional doctor, medical director, teacher, mentor and co-worker. He was a true gentleman; loyal, honest, hard-working, and someone always willing to make time for those in need. To me, the best way to describe A.C. is to call him my friend. We worked together for 29 years, and there was a bond from the beginning. In the later years, when we didn't see each other as much, he always made me feel missed and appreciated when we did have time to talk. My wife, Claire, has been transcribing his ACSA dictation for many years now and has held him in the highest regard and with the utmost respect. She also extends her deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed by both of us.

Nishwan Panwar, a Hindu writer, states, "Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our minds hold the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again."

Until then, don't cry because it's over; smile because it was.
Kelly Moran
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Dr. AC Patel
Reply #649 on : Thu February 27, 2014, 18:08:15
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Dr. Patel was warm and sweet. His simple greeting made me forget my troubles. Dr. Patel diagnosed me with Bipolar Disorder when I was 22. It was a relief to have a name and treatment. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Patel saved my life again and again. He was truly a great man and will be incredibly missed. So sorry for your loss. Kelly Moran
Pravin S Amin
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Condolence
Reply #648 on : Thu February 27, 2014, 18:08:03
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We had known Ashokkumar for a long time and the best thing we found in him is the smile he would give you and would always come to you to have conversation.I would remember him for his simplicity and good nature and would always take time to talk.
We are deeply shocked to hear the sudden passing away of him and pray to Bhagwan Swaminarayan to rest his soul in peace and give strength to Nayana to overcome the grief she has to face.
It was heartening to know that all his organs were used to give a new life to many.
His death has left everlasting memories to many who knew him
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