Balvant M. Patel
January 9, 2019
June 1, 1959 - Jan. 7, 2019
Balvant "Bal" M. Patel, 59, of Sweet Home, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2019.
He was born June 1, 1959 in Tundi, Gujarat, India, the son of Manibhai V. and Gajaraben M. Patel.
He moved to North America, spending time living in Vancouver BC, Canada, in New Jersey, and then moving to Sweet Home in 1989 when he bought the Porta Via motel and changed the name to Sweet Home Inn.
Bal enjoyed playing volleyball and watching sports – especially Blazers basketball and cricket, rooting for team India.
He also supported and cheered for Oregon State University athletics.
He and his wife, Lina, loved watching Bollywood films together.
Bal is survived by his wife Lina of Sweet Home; sons Ronak and his wife Sefali Patel of Walnut Creek, Calif., Ravi Patel of Sweet Home; and two grandchildren, Reyan and Surani, both of Walnut Creek.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Helen Catholic Church. Send off blessings/viewing will follow the celebration.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Balvant's name be sent to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, 4600 Evergreen St., Albany, OR 97321.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.