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“We knew Paul and his parents, Arun and Clara, when they lived in Nebraska. His mother provided daycare for two of our children. Our oldest daughter...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Robinson Rutz - Walton, NE

“Meena and Rajan, I never stopped praying for Paul. He was in my prayers daily from the minute I met you. Paul was so strong for many years and...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Katie Bowers - School

“I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was one of the greats. He was a great friend that always made me feel welcomed and included. I am a better person...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Ben Wongtragool - San Jose, CA

“Dear Mina and the Jacob Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul sounds like a wonderful man. I was sorry to hear about your loss. I will always...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Leigh Ryan

“In loving memory of Paul. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Friends from Gryphon - Work

“To Paul's Family,I was lucky enough to be able to work with Paul at Gryphon Networks. I was always impressed with how he handled the news of his...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sissy Ciavattone - Walpole, MA

“Paul and I worked together for several years at Gryphon. I was always struck by Paul's kindness, and soft-spoken demeanor. He was an integral part...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Former Colleage - Work

“I worked closely with Paul for about a year, sharing as much project work as we did laughs and stories. His enthusiasm and big, genuine smile were...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Brad Edmond - Medford, MA

“We were co-workers for only a few years. However, we remained friends after that and enjoyed wonderful lunches talking about business projects. He...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Kaplan - Revere, MA - Friend

“Paul was a great individual, living life the way it should. Paul treated everyone he encountered with dignity and respect. He was a fighter and I...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin Montecalvo - Destin, FL

“I was a roommate of Paul's for a year in college. I called him Rout. He was quite a character. Uniquely, I never heard him complain about anything....Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Rossi - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Although I only knew him for short time at Oceanair he was a true gentleman who always had something kind to say....Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Joe Bosco - READING, MA

“My deepest condolences to Paul's entire family circle, especially to his wife and young son. Paul and I worked together at OCEANAIR for about 3 years...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Connolly - Palmer, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss Meena. Paul fought hard and I know he'll be looking over you and Rajan. Love you! ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Morgan - RANDOLPH, MA

“Meena and Rajan, I am so so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. The memories you have will live on. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Natalie D'Alessandro - Wakefield, MA


Vikram "Paul" Rawate, age 45 of Wakefield peacefully passed away after a courageous battle against cancer on Wednesday July 28th at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Agra, India on January 4, 1976 and came to the United States a year later. He is the son of Arun and Clara (Richard) Rawate and Maya Jacob and the late T.M. Jacob. He spent his childhood in Lincoln, NE and Los Angeles, CA. A natural athlete, he started golfing at age seven and received his first black belt in Taekwondo when he was eight. He continued to excel as a scholar athlete at Crespi Carmelite High School in Los Angeles, and was recruited to play both collegiate golf and football. He attended the University of California at Santa Barbara earning a degree in economics. Post-college, he decided to follow his passion for Taekwondo and opened and operated his own studio. Throughout his life, he shared his talents and passions with others through teaching and mentoring. He had a way of making each person he met feel special and left a lasting impression wherever he went.
In 2009, he married his soulmate, Meena Jacob in Los Angeles, California. Shortly thereafter, they moved back to the Boston area. In 2013, they welcomed their biggest blessing, their son, Rajan Paul Rawate. Paul excelled in all things he tried, but his favorite and most cherished was being Rajan's hero and Meena's other half.

Being diagnosed with terminal cancer could not stop Paul from continuing to shine on. With incredible fortitude and generosity of spirit, he lived each day with purpose. He used his voice to create awareness and was featured in GQ Magazine, NPR's Here and Now, and various podcasts with Fight CRC. He was particularly passionate about eliminating cancer disparities and was asked to be the keynote speaker for a virtual fireside chat held by Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center's Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, which has research training programs designed to engage and expose high-school and college students from underrepresented communities to careers in cancer research.

His compassion, care, intellect, and humor will allow his spirit to continue to shine brightly.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday August 4 from 4-7 p.m. Paul's Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield on Thursday August 5 at 11 a.m. For the safety of all, the family requests that all visitors must wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Paul Rawate to support the CURE Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Please include a note "In memory of Paul Rawate" or include Paul's name in the memo line. Donations can also be made here: https://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/site/TR?team_id=9688&pg=team&fr_id=1200
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Topic: Vikram Paul Rawate Memorial Service
Time: Aug 5, 2021 10:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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