Jitendra “Jay” B. Doshi

February 28, 1946 - February 20, 2023

Jitendra “Jay” Doshi passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2023, surrounded by family.

He was born in Bombay, India to Bhagwandas and Jayagauri Doshi.  He was the first in his family to complete his undergraduate studies by earning a BS in Chemistry from the University of Mumbai in 1970.

Seeking a better life for his parents and extended family, he decided to travel abroad for his graduate education.  He completed his Masters in Chemistry at the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1973.  From 1973 to 1978, he worked as a chemist and earned a MBA.

He met the love of his life, Sharda Patel, in Newark, NJ in 1973, and they were married shortly after in 1974.  They moved to Southeast Texas and planted roots here in 1981.

Upon his passing, Jay is survived by his wife, Dr. Sharda Doshi; his older son, Dr. Snehal Doshi (wife Rinal Doshi), his younger son, Dr. Taral Doshi (wife Dr. Victoria Lee) and 3 grandchildren: Anish (18), Anjali (17), and Sage (9 months).  They will remember their grandfather for his affable personality, perseverance, and dedication to his family.

Mr. Doshi’s funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Southeast Texas Food Bank, 3845 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • February 26, 2023
  • 10:00 am

Comments (13)

    Sunil Chokshi says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Shardaben and Doshi family. We knew Jitu for over 50 years – from college in Bombay to Vermont. He was like a brother to us. His care for others was unmatched. He was a wonderful person with a big heart. Truly one in a million. We will miss him but continue to keep him in our heart. God bless him and his family. ????????
    – Sunil, Meena and family

    Kishor Desai says:

    I have known jitu from our college days in India and us. It would be difficult to find any man with better heart. Truly a very decent man with golden heart. Always worried about other people’s problems. My condolences to sharda and your extended family

    Praful kapadia says:

    Om Shanti om

    Arvind Nana says:

    Our condolences on the passing of Jintendra “Jay” Doshi. He will be missed by all. Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi ????????????️

    Pankaj Trivedi says:

    With profound sadness we join the entire Doshi family in praying for Jitubhai’s noble soul to achieve ‘param eternal shanti’. He was a very religious man and a pious person. We had the pleasure to travel with him too. God bless him. We pray. Pankaj and Smita Trivedi

    Mike & Jennifer Murphy says:

    We mourn your loss of your father, and our prayers are with you & Rinal and your family. But we also celebrate your father’s decision to move to Texas so many years ago. Know that we are with you….
    -Mike & Jennifer

    Vicky Lynn Danforth Pirtle Corbello says:

    My heart is thinking of you every day this month Mr Doshi praying you are resting in peace & Dr Doshi prayers for you to be surrounded in caring love. Prayers for peace for Family & Friends. I miss having you in my everyday daily life. So many great memories of our yearly India Fest table gathering, birthdays, Secretary days, Christmas parties, and yearly Thanksgiving turkeys. You were so good to us and those were some of the best memories and years! Love and prayers always.

    Leon Hicks says:

    My regards and sympathy to the family of Mr. Doshi. He and all of the members I know have made a difference in their lives of service to others.

    Gina Lee says:

    Dr.Doshi, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how important your family is to you. You were more than a dr to my children and grandchildren you were a friend who held my hand during my c-sections and always answered my calls. I
    Will be praying for you and your family.

    Rasik Patel says:

    Dear Shardaben, Jitu was my best friend . I will never forget our friendship. God bless his soul and your family.

    Keri Smith says:

    My deepest sympathy to Doshi Families! Dr. Sharda Doshi was My children (Aaron and Mark Smith), pediatrician for years and I want to say how sorry for Your loss! Your in our thoughts and prayers!

    Felicia McInnis Payne says:

    Prayers for your time of sorrow. Dr. Doshi you took such great care of my son, Dillon Brumfield, from birth till he was 16 years old & I will lift you and your family in prayer with the same love and care. God Bless you all.

    Randy Trahan says:

    To the Doshi family….may he Rest in Peace

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