Husband, father and friend Ram Gnanadesikan died on July 6 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. A longtime summer resident of Down Harbor in Edgartown, he was a cherished member of the community.

A memorial service will be held by the family on Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. with a celebration of life reception following at 22 Kent Harbor Road in Edgartown.

Those who would like to share in his remembrance are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ram’s name to The Island Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1874. Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

A detailed obituary will follow in a future edition of the Gazette.