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Vishnu Patel Wins Patch Person of the Year

Yorktown Councilman Vishnu Patel was selected through an unscientific poll on Yorktown-Somers Patch.

The voting has closed in the Yorktown-Somers Person of the Year poll and the majority have selected Yorktown Councilman Vishnu Patel as the 2012 person of the year.

Patel is a retired IBM scientist who actively supports high school Science Research projects. He is often a guest teacher at science classes throughout the Yorktown and Lakeland schools.

He also makes multiple donations around town including computer equipment to the schools and the Senior Center computer facility. Patel also attends student award ceremonies and Boy Scout Eagle ceremonies and organizes Boy Scouts to do public service projects.

Patel, who was nominated along with Beatrice 'Tricy' Cushner, was selected through an unscientific poll on Yorktown-Somers Patch.

"Live your life as such that no one has to lie at your funeral," Patel said. "That is my motto."

The man said volunteering is what makes Yorktown great and commended Cushner for being involved with various organizations within the community.

Congratulations to those who were nominated and thank you to the locals who voted.

Jason Everett January 04, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Earned it? I think you mean spent it!
Sesh Murthy January 04, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Dr. Patel, Congratulations. Well deserved
nancy modi January 05, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Congratulations Vishnu!! The award is well deserved!
Mary Connelly January 05, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Congratulations Vishnu! You continue to make Yorktown a better place with all the time you devote to it.
Bob Cupples January 07, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Agreed - Great choice!!! Congratulations!!!

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