Obituary: Prashant Ratnaparkhi, 54, of Ridgefield

It is with great sorrow that the family of Prashant Ratnaparkhi announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the age of 54 years.

Prashant was born in Mehekar, Maharashtra, India on January 31, 1964. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, and with a Master’s in Technology in Systems and Controls from IIT Mumbai. He currently worked for Xoriant in New Jersey.

Prashant truly enjoyed living in Ridgefield and being a part of its community ever since moving here over a decade ago. He was a great supporter of local events, and he had a great love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking with his family (and especially his son, with Boy Scout Troop 116). He was constantly on the move, both physically and mentally, and he just enjoyed his life so much. He was extraordinarily humble and selfless, and he always put the needs of others above his.

He is survived by his parents Prabhakar and Pushpa Ratnaparkhi, his wife of 27 years, Radha Ratnaparkhi, his son, Omkar Ratnaparkhi, his daughter, Gargi Ratnaparkhi, his brother Pradip Ratnaparkhi and his family, his sister Devyani Mayee and her family, his sister-in-law Shilpa Ratnaparkhi and her family, and his in-laws, Vijaya and Shashi Mhatre.

A celebration of Prashant’s life will be held on Monday, May 28 at his family’s residence (30 Rochambeau Ave, Ridgefield, CT) from 2-5 in the afternoon. Please RSVP at