December 12, 1940 ~ April 10, 2022

Born in: Ambala, India
Resided in: Merrick, New York

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Yogesh Chand Jain on April 10, 2022, at age 81 years, after a courageous battle with colon cancer and Parkinson’s disease. He was surrounded by loved ones.

Yogesh was born to the late Rattan and Suchrita Jain in Ambala, India, on December 12, 1940. He is survived by his beloved wife Asha, with whom he shared 50 wonderful years. Yogesh is also survived by his three children, Seema, Jyoti, and Akash Jain; five grandchildren Isan, Nadja, Lev Skarbinski and Avi and Shyla Jain; one sister, Sudha Jain, and three brothers, Dinesh, Rakesh, and Mukesh Jain. He also leaves behind his son-in-law Jacek Skarbinski, daughter-in-law Smita Trivedi, and partner-in-law Shawn Miller; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.

Born in India, the eldest of six children, Yogesh immigrated with his wife Asha to Philadelphia in 1971 and moved to New York in 1975 first to Brooklyn and then finally in 1980 to Merrick, New York, which was his home. Yogesh felt that New York City was the best city on Earth, loving the pizza, pretzels, sports, and culture offered. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and never went to a Mets game. He worked as a mechanical engineer for 47 years and specialized in nuclear power plant technology.

Yogesh was an amazing and devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, father, and grandfather and loved by many. He was a kind, gentle, loyal and incredibly spiritual soul who was very grounded in his faith and spirituality as a Jain. He was also incredibly curious and open to all people, ideas, and thoughts. Yogesh was very fun-loving and enjoyed food (especially sweets), sports (most kinds but was an excellent cricket player and enjoyed tennis), traveling (he visited five continents with Asha), and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. There is not a person who met him who was not moved by his gentle manner.

A viewing will take place at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels located at 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 on April 13, 2022, from 1-4 PM. The ceremony will end with cremation at the Irvington Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross (American Red Cross | Help Those Affected by Disasters) or Bellmore-Merrick EMS (Donations – Bellmore – Merrick EMS (bmems.com) in his memory.

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  1. CandleI feel honored that I met Yogesh in Berkeley while spending time with Seema and Jacek. As everyone I was also moved by a gentle and thoughtful kind person even during my brief introduction. He is so loved by Seema and her family and I am sending my warmest wishes to all.
    Best
    Jenny

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  2. CandleYou could feel the love, faith, and grounded comfort that his own practice provided for him and all of those lucky enough to share time and space with him. I count myself fortunate to have been blessed by his presence and joyful smile that came from deep within. Hugs and love to you all.

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  3. CandleI will remember Yogesh and feel fortunate to have known him.
    Especially I remember one celebration he invited me and our conversation about meaning of a family.
    I owe him a lot.

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  4. CandleWhat a blessed life and legacy that you all will carry forward. He was beloved by all who met him — his smile, humor, and kind nature are what we will always remember. May the joyful memories bring you all peace and light during this time. We are thinking of all of you.

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  5. Yogesh was a kind and gentle man, as was my father. How lucky we are to have had him in our lives. Share and cherish the many good memories.

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  6. I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man and for the family he leaves behind. We are all grateful for the life he lived and for that same amazing family he helped bring into the world. Our thoughts are with you. I hope his live and memory will bring you joy even in the pain of his loss.

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  7. CandleOur deepest condolences to the whole family. Yogesh always will be remembered as the kindest, most loving and positive person. The family was of the most importance to him. Thinking of the whole family at this time.

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  8. CandleDear Seema and family,
    Sending you strength and peace as you process through the unimaginable loss of father, grandfather and husband in this life. May you continue to feel his beautiful gifts of gentleness and peacefulness in your lives for many many years to come. We are sending you lots of love and hugs.

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  9. CandleSending you family love and light during your time of bereavement. He lived a long and fruitful life filled with memories that you call can carry for generations to come. Hugs and love for your entire family.

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  10. My deepest sympathy at the loss of your father Seema. I know that he was very proud of the important work that you are pursuing and his lovely grandchildren. You are in my thoughts.

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  11. Seema,
    My deepest condolences for your loss. Your father sounds like a lovely man, and his legacy is reflected in you, your siblings and his grandchildren. I am sending you virtual hugs…

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  12. CandleHi Seema,
    My sincere condolences to you and the family. May your dad’s memory be a blessing to you, his family and all those who knew him. Lots of love and hugs

    Annet

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  13. Dear Seema,
    My sincere condolences to you, your mother, your siblings and your children, on the passing of your dear father. I see that he was a NY Yankees fan, a mechanical engineer, and a kind and gentle man who was clearly beloved by his friends and family. Loss of such a parent would not be nearly as difficult were he not loved so much by so many. May his memory be a blessing for you and your family, and may that bring you comfort in the coming months and years as you recover from grieving the loss of a dear parent.
    Kindest regards,
    Robert Kaufman
    Memphis

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  14. CandleOur most sincere condolences to Seema and Jyoti and their father soul Rest In Peace.
    Graciela and I will remember him as she described him.

    Nice and quite person.

    Sergio and Graciela

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