With heavy hearts and deep sadness, we announce the passing of Navnitbhai Vitthalbhai Dhana from Siyod, Gujarat, India residing in Fayetteville, NC. Navnitbhai fought valiantly against Covid-19 for the past 4 weeks, but that battle came to an end on November 23rd, 2020 when his soul departed his body peacefully surrounded by family.
Navnitbhai was born in Siyod in 1945 to parents Vitthalbhai Dhana and Dhaniben (Sisodra). He left India in 1968 for England when and where he married Manjulaben Patel, earning his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Salford University in 1974. After working diligently for a few years in England, they journeyed to the US in 1978 where he entered the hospitality industry in Rockingham, NC for almost 20 years before moving to Fayetteville, NC in 1995 and continued pursuing many different business interests. Throughout his life, Navnitbhai has been devoted to his family and always maintained a strong community of friends that could always depend on his support, humor, intelligence, and overall positive demeanor.
Navnitbhai will be missed by the thousands of friends and family lives he has touched across the world, and is survived by:
Son Amar and Daughter-in-law Hemangini,
Daughter Depti (Dahli) and Son-in-law Bharat, and Grand-children Alyssa and Alek,
Daughter Neepa and Son-in-law Danny and Grandchildren Anand, Karsan and Surya
Funeral Service Details:
Wednesday, November 25th 2020, 10:30am at Rogers Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville, NC
Due to the pandemic, services will be held with the immediate family only and a zoom meeting link will be shared with family and friends to honor and bid farewell to Navnitbhai
In lieu of flowers, please make a tribute/memorial donation to the American Diabetes Association in loving memory of Navnitbhai (Nick) Dhana at the following link. https://www.diabetes.org/
We pray for eternal peace to Navnitbhai’s departed soul and strength for his family
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