Bharat C. Parikh, of Guilford, passed away on May 1, 2019. Born in Mumbai, India on January 25, 1952, he was a son of the late C.D. and Ruksmani Parikh. He was the husband of 29 years to Sarla B. 'Kiki' Parikh. He is also survived by his daughter, Simi B. Parikh, his siblings, Kirti C. Parikh and Sumati C. Parikh, and several nieces and nephews. After receiving his MBA from Penn State in 1976, he became an insurance agent, specializing in pensions and estate planning. He was a member of the Madison Lodge #87 of the Ancient Freemasons. He was a voracious reader, and a film and music buff. An avid adventurer, he enjoyed traveling the world and seeing its history, including visiting all 50 U.S. states. He truly lived his life to the fullest, and his contagious spirit will be missed by each and every person he met. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 12:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Contributions in Mr. Parikh's memory may be sent to Ekal Vidyalaya, P.O. Box 821369, Houston, TX 77282.

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  1. I I am so sad that BC has passed he was truely a wonderful person, my whole family loved him. He will be missed and remembered. With love Anna

  2. My sincere condolences. I was shocked to hear of B.C.’s passing. I will miss our chats when he would stop in to say hello at the Town Hall. Always telling me of stories of his travels and handing out pens or other small gifts. Rest in peace my friend. Sore with the eagles!!!

  3. Sarla my dear:

    Our condolences and prayers for BC, for you and the family. BC’s passing came as a shock. Will see you soon. Love, blessings and Namaste! Yvor, Kyle and Angie

  4. I met BC through the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce. I was instantly drawn to him – his respectful treatment of others, very funny jokes and lively personality. He told me great stories about his college life and some of his travels. His deep love and affection for his family was always present. I feel that I’ve lost a piece of me with his passing.

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