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Manhar Patel, 76, Of Norwalk, Retired Stamford High School Physics Teacher

Manhar C. Patel, 76, a longtime Norwalk resident, died Sunday, March 22.
Manhar C. Patel, 76, a longtime Norwalk resident, died Sunday, March 22. Photo Credit: Contributed.

NORWALK, Conn. - Manhar C. Patel, 76, a longtime Norwalk resident, died Sunday, March 22.

He was born April 10, 1938, in Nadiad, Gujarat, India.

Patel was a retired physics teacher at Stamford High School.

Though retired, he often was requested and enthusiastically returned to teach at the high school and college level.

Survivors include his wife, Madhu Patel; two sons, Nilesh (Nima) Patel and Dipesh Patel; one daughter, Keyuri (Nilesh) Yagnik; one sister, Chandrika Patel; and four grandchildren.

One brother, Ramanbhai Patel; and one sister, Jyotsna Patel, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory , 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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