Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore community is mourning the loss of one of its beloved members, AJ Patel, who tragically passed away on September 2, 2023. In remembering AJ Patel, the community reflects on the bright life he lived and the profound impact he had on those around him.
AJ Patel was a true Baltimore native, born and raised in this vibrant city. He pursued his passion for engineering, majoring in Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. His educational journey was marked by dedication and commitment, qualities that would define his career and life. After completing his studies, AJ joined McLaren Engineering Group, where he made meaningful contributions to regional infrastructure development and improvement projects.
Yet, AJ’s impact extended far beyond his professional accomplishments. He was known for his radiant personality and the ability to effortlessly spread positivity and joy to everyone he encountered. His infectious smile could brighten any room, and his warm-hearted nature made him a cherished friend to many. AJ’s unwavering optimism and capacity to find happiness in the simplest moments endeared him to those who had the privilege of knowing him. He embraced life with open arms, treasuring each experience and seizing opportunities for fun and adventure.
On September 2, 2023, tragedy struck the Baltimore Harbor as AJ Patel was celebrating his birthday. During a boating excursion, a tragic accident occurred as he was disembarking from a boat, resulting in a head injury and a heartbreaking drowning. Ann Mintz, a friend of AJ, shared a heartfelt tribute on Facebook, expressing her deep sorrow and gratitude for their friendship.
The family of AJ Patel is currently in the process of healing and grieving their loss. They plan to share his obituary and provide details about his funeral arrangements at a later date when they feel emotionally prepared. The Baltimore community joins AJ’s family and friends in remembering the bright spirit he was and the joy he brought to their lives. AJ Patel’s memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who knew him.