Obituary of Persaud Ramjit
Persaud Ramjit, affectionately known as Bob, Bobby, Baboo, Plunchin, passed on Friday, March 3, shortly after midnight. He leaves behind Merlyn aka Nanda his wife, his “Honey” of 53 years, his three children Anita, Nadia and Bobby Jr. and his two granddaughters Tatyana and Inari. He was born in Guyana to Ramjit Dhoni and Sanichari. He was the younger brother of the late Premnauth and Buddy; the eldest brother to the late Badri, Mohan, Vijay, Ramnaraine, Ramdeo, Lolita Leela and Ramesh. He was the brother-in-law to Shantie and Raj, the late Eric and his wife Joyce, the late Sabo, Sheila, Dularie, Mala and Kamla . He was the uncle to Radica, Khemraj, Devica, Dolly, Boyo, Krishna, Reshma, Ana, Lisa, Alvin, Briana, Celine, Maya, Aaryan,Tina, Michelle, Diane, the late Ganesh, the late Anil, Deven, Saira, Seema, Justin, Stephanie, Devina, Derek, Brian, Sati, Sue, David and Mak. He was the son-in-law of both the late Cheddiram and Kusmi Beedessy. He emigrated as a very young man to nyc in 1968 as a student. He left behind the love of his life, Merlyn although she didn’t really realize it despite the many love letters delivered or written by his best friend Son Megnauth and despite the carefully planned meetups at the cinema with her late cousin Nella, where Bob and Paul would conveniently show up. However when Merlyn came to the states, Bob didn’t hesitate to take his wingman and brother, Ramesh to ask her parents for her hand in marriage and then asking her NY big brothers Henry and Thomas, if it was ok to marry Merlyn. They knew him and were happy to agree. So they were married on July 25th, 1969. Ten months later there first child Anita was born making them American residents. They both left school and honored their promise to sponsor their families. They worked hard to save up the money to fill out each individual person’s application for sponsorship; parents, siblings, their spouses and their children. By then he had two more children, Nadia and Bobby. In 1981, family started emigrating from Guyana staying for a year until they found their way, until everyone was finally over. During these times, he was his happiest; going out with his brothers and their families,making several trips in a tightly crowded,red Cutlass supreme venturing to a park, or beach to enjoy the day. He loved children and had a gentle way with children and his nieces and nephews loved him too. He had what his brother Ramesh said was an infectious smile. He loved laughing to the point where his eyes would close shut. He loved technology and his gadgets, and any advancement that came with it. He loved fixing cars with his nephews. He loved his indian songs and had slow moving, swaying dance to go with it. He loved a good bunjal pork or anything pork! He loved his sweets too. In 2000, his life changed into a proud, doting grandfather to Tatyana and Inari. They brought special meaning and a life changing role to him, especially after he retired. Everything he did, he did for his family, always doing his best for each of them. He was a man of few words but a heart full of love!!! The last year was his most difficult. He didn’t want to be a burden, but his wife and children were adamant to make sure he knew it wasn’t a burden, but it was love. The same love he gave them was given to him in threefold!!! With all the support we have had from my uncles my aunts, my sisters and brothers , the love he gave you, you showed it back! Thank you for that!
Visitation will be held at Riverdale Funeral Home, Inc 5044 Broadway, NY on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 5-9pm.
Interment will be at Saint Marys Cemetery,114 Sprain Rd, Yonkers NY. on Tuesday March 5, 2023 at 11am.
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