Ravi Shamrao Dinakar, 41, of Piscataway, NJ, loving son of Dr.Hassan and Joyce Joralemon Dinakar, passed away suddenly at his home on February 25, 2020. He was born in Staten Island, NY on February 28, 1978. Besides his parents he leaves his loving brothers Vijay and Sanjiv Dinakar, grandmother Stella Joralemon, aunts; Jayne Padilla (Rene'), Julie Newhart (Dennis), Jodie McGarry (Michael), uncles; Robert (Rosemary), Jonathan (Laura), and Michael Joralemon, friends Annie and Jennifer along with dear friends Scott Fenton and Jesse Bicknell. He had 39 first cousins. He is predeceased by his grandfather William Joralemon. After graduating from Pleasantville High School, Ravi went on to Rutgers University where he received his B.S. of Science. He then went on to U.C. San Diego where he completed the PhD program in Molecular Biology. At the time of his passing he had almost completed and would have graduated with a Masters in Data Analytics from Rutgers University. Ravi was a wonderful son, brother and friend. He brought great joy to all of us. Ravi was gifted in so many ways. He was a scientist and an artist with so much to give. The world will never be the same without him. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Ravi's life on Saturday February 29 at 1pm in Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave. Meriden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or by going to www.stjude.org.

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  1. We remember Ravi as he used to play with young Matthew at your house at Pleasantville, NY along with brothers Vijay and Sanjeev. May God Bless you always. Vittal and Christine Rao

  2. Hi Shalini here. My mother myself and Raghu were very shocked to hear the sad news. We had met him once but do remember him fondly. May the almighty give the strength to dinu mama , Joyce aunty and the family to bear the great loss. May Ravi’s soul rest in peace.

  3. I have very pleasant memories of Ravi – while playing (basket ball/chess) or see him deliver NYTimes in the vicinity of Highview Terrace , Pleasantville, during his teens. His presence permeated a sense of solace and peace, making it more than just a pleasure to be around. Albeit a writer wrote: -To live in the hearts of the people you leave by is not to – pass away,- it is deeply saddening to discern that my cousin will live in my memories . Go with God, Ravi ! Balu

  4. Ravi had a kindness deep down that always touched me. My boys loved it when he came to visit because he spent so much of his time playing with them.

    He was a part of my family and he will be sorely missed.

  5. Ravi was my first cousin I met in new York When I arrived to America on October 23 1980. I fondly remember young kid Ravi And his loving parents introducing me as his oldest cousin We will miss him dearly We pray for his grieving parents Rani Harish and niranjan

  6. We loved Ravi. His way of looking at the world was so uniquely his. And with that, he helped open my mind, and our kids’ minds. And he loved to play. Our kids couldn’t get enough of him. We are going to miss him so much.

  7. Deeply saddened to hear this news. I pray that God will grant Dinkar uncle and Joyce Aunty the strength to bear the loss. Our most sincere condolences – Soumya and Deepak

  8. I am deeply saddened on the loss of my dear cousin Ravi. No words can express the sorrow and grief, especially the loss of one’s own loved son, unimaginable. I have fond memories of times I spent with him, he was bright, talented, artistic and a gentleman. We are all going to miss him a lot, may God give the family the strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss

  9. I am deeply saddened on the loss of my dear cousin Ravi. No words can express the sorrow and grief, especially the loss of one’s own loved son, unimaginable. I have fond memories of times I spent with him, he was bright, talented, artistic and a gentleman. We are all going to miss him a lot, may God give the family the strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss

  10. I am deeply saddened on the loss of my dear friend Ravi and a fellow class mate at Rutgers. Its unbelievable as we were in the same class and did project together in last fall semester. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God give them strength to cope up with this irreplaceable loss. Rest in peace my friend.

  11. I am so sad to hear about your loss. It sounds like Ravi brought so much joy to everyone around him. Although we were children when we knew each other, he had such a sweet and kind spirit. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Anne-Marie Piccione

  12. My memories of Ravi are of a sweet beautiful little boy playing outside with our daughter Megan. They were inseparable as toddlers and he always held a special place in my heart long after he grew up and moved away. The light in the universe has dimmed Ravi. May you rest in peace.

  13. Ravi and his family were our backyard neighbors when we were kids in Pleasantville, NY. We played a lot together. My fondest memories of Ravi are playing chess, checkers, and Backgammon with him. We were very competitive but he was always so polite and kind. He would teach me how to say words in Indian and I would reply in Italian. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to his family. Ravi, May your soul Rest In Peace. You will be missed. Love, Lisa Piccione and family.

  14. I will recall the memories of Ravi with endearment for his open-mind, creative nature, & adventure seeking spirit. I’m filled with gratitude for having had the experience of being around such an individual with such a deep thinking, intellectual, and kind character. Ravi now shines down on us through the warm rays of the Sun.

  15. The first time I met Ravi was when he was a five year old little boy! We met a few times after that, but my fondest memory of him was when we played cricket in Pleasantville. To Dinu, Joyce, Sanjeev, and Vijay, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Dear Dinakar Uncle, Joyce Aunty, Vijay and Sanjeev… Deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news. Heartfelt condolences. Take care. Lots of love and sincere prayers – Nanditha & Bharath, Satish & Chaitanya

  17. Dear Joyce, Hassan, Sanjiv and Vijay,
    I just heard about Ravi and wanted to express my heartfelt condolences. Ravi was a childhood playmate of my sons Matthew and Michael. May the wonderful memories you have of Ravi sustain your during this difficult time.
    Fondly, Miriam

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