Gunvantkumar Desai
January 25, 1936 - November 20, 2014
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Dr. Gunvantkumar O. Desai, 78, of Punta Gorda,Florida died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Born in India, Dr. Desai went to England to further his medical education from 1961 – 1968. In 1968 he came to America. He settled in Punta Gorda, FL in 1978. Dr. Desai spent most of…

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patricia Hathaway left a message on December 10, 2014:
I am so very saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend Dr.Desai. He was one of the sweetest, kindest person I have ever met...he aways made a point to come over and greet me with a hug and a big smile.... and his radiant smile lit up the room.I am going to miss him so much but heaven has just gained another angel My deepest condolences to his wonderful wife and Family.
Sanjay Kumar left a message on November 23, 2014:
You came to our place just a few weeks ago. We enjoyed your jokes. You always carried a radiant smile. You were a giving man. Loved by all.
Sonal and Manish Kapadia left a message on November 23, 2014:
Dr. Desai We will miss you very much. We will cherish time we spend with you. You were good friend and guardian. We will miss your sense of humor and how you made us laugh. He will remain in our hearts forever.
Jean Noltee left a message on November 23, 2014:
Dr Desai visited our office several times after his retirement. He always had a smile and a greeting. My Sympathy and Prayers to his entire family. He will be missed Jean Noltee Harbor Cardiology and Vascular Center
Vipul Shah left a message on November 22, 2014:
We met Dr. Desai at a wedding in Tampa 2 years ago and it was indeed pleasure to spend time with him. We will miss him and prayers for the entire family.
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Nancy Perkins left a message on November 22, 2014:
When my husband John and I moved here in 1980 Dr. Desai became our doctor and remained so till he retired. He was a counsel as well as our doctor and saw us thru many trials. My condolences to his family. Nancy Perkins
Mark Callman,MD left a message on November 22, 2014:
I feel such sadness at the loss of a pillar of the medical community,and a great friend.He was one of the first physicians that I met when I came to Port Charlotte , and was always available for advice.He and his family always made my family feel welcome.He helped shape our medical community over the years with his presence on hospital boards,while giving outstanding care to his patients as well.I will miss him greatly .
The Callman Family left a message on November 22, 2014:
We are so sorry for your loss, Gun was a wonderful friend, and we will miss him dearly, he will remain in our hearts and souls forever and ever, our hearts go out to you at this time and always , Gun always made you feel special and he always had a smile and a hug for everyone,He loved and was very proud of his family , We miss you
V.S.Padmanabhan & S.Padmanabhan left a message on November 22, 2014:
Dr.Desai will be missed by our community very much, as a Big Brother.His heartfelt greetings of " How are you my Sister" with a big smile and a hug will be in our memory for ever.Our Hearty Condolences to Mauri and family.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Fabian left a message on November 22, 2014:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague. We will miss him as a close friend, his soft handshake, his sense of humor, and his love of life. He was a true friend and a great physician, lovingly caring w his patients as they were each a member of his own family. He was a warm and compassionate human being and loved his wife and family neighbors and friends. His warm personality was exemplified by his smile and quiet voice. We will always remember him for these attributes of a great man and humanitarian.
Tom Rice left a message on November 22, 2014:
Dr. Desai was an excellent physician, a faithful and loving devotee to his family, a strong supporter of the community and a good friend to his colleagues. He will be sorely missed by all.
Vijaya & Krishnamurty Velamakanni M.D. Ph.D. left a message on November 22, 2014:
Dear Mayuri & Family, Please accept our deepest condolences over the passing of Gunvantbhai, who always had a smile that lit up the room when he greeted us . We will cherish the time we spent with him ,especially the past Navratri when we had the pleasure of hearing him recite some amazing 'Slokas" to celebrate the occasion. Allow us to take this opportunity to offer any help you may need in coping with his loss. yous sincerely, Vijaya & Krish.
Rich and Patty Pratt left a message on November 22, 2014:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a true gentleman and we are blessed to have known him
T.M.Bala left a message on November 23, 2014:
We had the honor and privilege of getting to know our beloved "Gunvant kaka" for the first time when we visited Bhadreshbhai and Pritibhen and their family in Bradenton. We were touched by Gunvant kaka's kind,gentle and unassuming nature and he was so spontaneous with his characteristic radiant smile in sharing his vast and interesting worldly experiences with us, making us feel so comfortable and part of his family. We were anxiously planning to be with him and his family during the up coming holidays to recapture and rekindle the pleasant memories of our first meeting. Alas,we are deeply saddened by his sudden passing away and we are going to miss him very much for years to come. -Bala
HAROLD KAPLAN MD left a message on November 23, 2014:
DEAR MILAN AND FAMILY, WE ARE TERRIBLY SADDENED ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER. HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN AND WE ENJOYED HIS COMPANY WHEN WE MET WITH HIM AT DEVAN AND REKHA'S HOUSE. SINCERELY YOURS HAROLD AND CHELA
George & Mary Dakkak left a message on November 24, 2014:
Dear Mayuriben, Milan,Mamata and Family, Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing away Dr. Desai, what an amazing person, what a remarkable life and what an unforgettable smile. You will truly be missed, but I believe we will all be together again someday. Our Heartfelt Condolences, George & Mary Dakkak
Margo Memon and family left a message on November 24, 2014:
We were saddened to hear of Gun's passing. Mayuri please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family. I am reminded so often of the fun we shared at our so many gatherings. There was nothing like it ever. May God bless you and watch over you all. Margo
Kathleen Stencil-Worch left a message on November 24, 2014:
To the Desai Family: I met Dr. Desai more than 20 yrs. ago......his warm smile and wisdom to this community will be greatly missed....he always had time to talk and laugh with me and always made me feel like family...I am very sad of his loss....my love and heart goes out to his family and Mayuri. Peace be with you. Sincerely and Fondly; Kathleen Stencil (Worch)
Stephen L Helgemo left a message on November 24, 2014:
I was sad to get the email about Dr. Desai's passing. When I came here to work in 1999, he was one of the first physicians I met and was very gracious and welcoming to me. He always had a smile and a gentle way about him. He was a great representation of what a doctor should be and was missed when he retired and even more with his untimely death. Love and prayers to his family.
Hiren, Dipal, Keshubhai,Kusumben, Kiluben,Gopi and Shivu left a message on November 24, 2014:
Dear Mayuriben, Milan,Mamata and the Family, With Very Heavy Hearts we share the loss of Gunvantbhai's passing away. It feels that he will in be in our house here physically at any moment. Each one in our family feel his presence everywhere we go. His Spirit remains in the Hearts of all of us every moment. We are genuinely and tremendously indebted to him and to you all for everything he has done for each one of us. JAI SHREE KRUSHNA . Hiren, Dipal, Keshubhai, Kusumben, Kiluben, Gopi and Shivni
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kuncheria Joseph left a message on November 23, 2014:
Dear Milan & family Peace, Prayers and Blessings. SAMADHI Mary and Kuncheria Joseph
Meera & Balla Adhinarayanan left a message on November 23, 2014:
Gun. Your laughter, affection to all,eagerness to be there for any one,dedication to your family, work ethic and ability to make sustaining friendship have left ever lasting legacy. Will miss you dearly. Mayuri ,Milan,and Mamata and their families will always be part of our extended family. Your smiling face will never fade from our memory. Thank you for being part of our life all these years. Miss you baiya. Adhi and Your loving sister Meera
Barry, Valerie & Lea Ives left a message on November 23, 2014:
Best wishes and our condolences to your family. May Gunvant rest in peace.
Darpan on behalf of Parekh Family left a message on November 23, 2014:
Dear Mayuriben and Family, We are so sorry to hear the news about Gunvantfua. Our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family. Sending you lots of love. Parekh Family, India
Vijaya Rao left a message on November 23, 2014:
I am shocked and saddened to know that our special friend Gunvantbhai passed away. There are many memories of frequent get togethers, spending weekends at their home to enjoy hospitality extended by Mayuri and him. He was a very wise, kind and generous person. My condolences to Mayuri and the extended family. May his soul rest in peace! OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTIHI. Vijaya Rao
Selva R.Sunderavel left a message on November 23, 2014:
Dear Gun, We will always remember your smile and helping attitude.You helped Rotary Club of Charlotte Harbor to raise money for "Gift of Life".With your help Rotary was able to save several children in poor countries,with heart defects You helped the local Indian American Cultural Center in many ways. May your soul rest in peace.
Vibha Kumar left a message on November 23, 2014:
My heartfelt condolences to Mayuri & family. Dr Desai has left us with so many good memories that we will continue to remember fondly.
GOPI NAIK & SUCHITRA NAIK left a message on November 22, 2014:
*The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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