One of the strongest and most kindhearted humans, Bhanumati P. Mehta, 88, died Wednesday, February 15 at the Princeton Care Center.
Born in Porbandar, India, Bhanumati moved to Uganda when she was 7 years old—the oldest of her six siblings. She started her own family in Kampala with her husband Prabhashanker. In 1972, when Indians were
expelled from Africa, Bhanu brought her four children—Shailesh, Sanjay, and twin babies Amita and Anil—to Lancaster, Pa. to start anew and build a new home among the Amish. To help her family survive, Bhanu worked
tirelessly as a seamstress at Khan Lucas.
Bhanu is the light of her family, and she instilled in each of them the spirit of wonder and adventure and compassion above all else. She is beloved and survived by Prabhashanker S. Mehta, her husband of 68 years, her children Shailesh, Sanjay, Amita, and Anil, and her grandchildren Eshan, Shivani, Dilan, Anya, Devin, Maya, Elliot, and Gabriel.
Hindu funeral services will be held Saturday February 18 at 11:30 am at the Garefino Funeral Home, 12 N. Franklin St. Lambertville, NJ. Cremation will follow privately with family members present. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 am until the time of the service at the funeral home