Obituary of Neil Suresh Patel
Neil Suresh Patel, age 45, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was born in Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada, and was raised in Watchung, NJ. Neil had been a New York resident since 1996.
Neil began his education at Bayberry School in Watchung and continued to Watchung Hills Regional High School. Neil furthered his education at Columbia University earning both his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and his master’s degree in applied physics, followed by earning his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from medical school, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the New York Ear and Eye Infirmary of Mount Sinai and completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Neil returned to New York City and served as the president and founder of New York Ophthalmology.
He was an avid reader, had a passion for surfing, and enjoyed tending to his rooftop garden in New York City. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends and caring for his patients.
Neil is survived by his parents, Suresh and Aruna Patel; his sister Sima Suresh Pandey and her husband Ajitabh; his nephew, Ajay Keshav Pandey; and two nieces, Anjali Tulsi Pandey and Sejal Sia Pandey.
A funeral service will begin on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at Punarjanm Funeral Services, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069. A private cremation attended by family will follow the service at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge, NJ.
Funeral service available to be viewed via live stream on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.