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Dhinker Philip

August 7, 1978 — July 31, 2021

Dhinker Philip, of Basking Ridge, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 in New Jersey. He was 42.

Born in Arumurikkada, Kundara, Kerala, he studied in Little Flower High School, Kundara, Kollam and St. Jude High School, Mukhathala. He completed his Pre-Degree at Fatima Mata National College, Kollam and attained his Mechanical Engineering degree from College of Engineering, Adoor.

Dhinker came to the United States in 2003. He resided in Florida and Delaware, before moving to New Jersey 13 years ago, working for Oracle Financial Services for the past 20 years.

Dhinker had a radiant smile that brought joy to people around him. He had a great sense of humor and a unique way to make conversations fun. With a strong foundation in Jesus Christ and diligent prayer for people in need and suffering, he did many sermons that are very deep and meaningful. He never hesitated to acknowledge God's blessings in his faith Journey and happily shared his testimony in the faith community.

His home Parish in Kerala is Salem Mar Thoma Church, Kundara. Dhinker was an active member in the Church. When in Delaware, he was a member of St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church of Delaware valley, PA. During this time, Dhinker and Reeba were members of the church choir. After moving to New Jersey, they became members of St. Stephen's Mar Thoma Church in East Brunswick, NJ. Dhinker was a parishioner, Lay Leader, active member of the choir, Yuvajana Sakhyam, and Area prayer group representative. He was active in the Edavaka Mission evangelistic group with an objective to 'Witness Christ' in the community where we live and 'Witness Jesus Christ' in our day to day life. He was also involved in the Young Family Fellowship to build a strong foundation for families with young children. He started the blood drive initiative at St. Stephens church, and actively helped in the soup kitchen.

His biggest passion was for helping those in need in India or locally in the community. Through his love of charity work, he touched many lives and helped many people through the years. He never hesitated to extend financial and moral support to people in need.

Dhinker enjoyed singing, reading, traveling and photography. He was an excellent dancer, and the performances he and his son Evan did in Church talent shows are fondly remembered.

Surviving is his beloved wife Reeba Thomas and their son Evan Philip; his parents Advocate Philip John and Moli Philip (retired teacher at Little Flower High School) of Kundara, Kerala; his sister and brother-in-law Deepa and Kurian Panicker of Austin, TX; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Zachariah and Mary Thomas of Kumbanad, Kerala; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rincy Thomas and Revin George of Abudhabi, UAE; and his niece Jenica and nephews Johan, Jaden, David and Josef.

A Visitation will be Friday, August 6th, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, at St. Stephen's Mar Thoma Church, 423 Dunham's Corner Road, East Brunswick. Funeral service will be at St. Stephen's from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in North Brunswick. ,In lieu of flowers, contribtuions may be made in Dhinker's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Funeral arrangements are entrusted to The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St.-at Riva Avenue, Milltown. You may sign the online condolence "guestbook" at
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