Sanat Bhole, 26, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his residence in Champaign, IL.


Sanat was born October 29, 1990 in Bhilai, India, the son of Shirish and Sonali (Vaidya) Bhole.


He attended Taylorville schools through the ninth grade, and would go on to graduate from the Illinois Math and Sciences Academy in Aurora, IL. Sanat would further his education, by completing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He was currently finishing his Juris Doctorate at the U of I, with a focus in intellectual property law. While at the U of I, Sanat’s engineering team was a two-time, national winner of the prestigious Shell-Eco Marathon Competition. He was currently employed by the Civil Engineering Research Laboratory for the Department of Defense in Champaign, IL.


Sanat was the ideal son. He was an intelligent, perfectionist, always doing well in school. Sanat loved sportscars, the opera, classical and jazz music, and reading Shakespeare. He will be greatly missed by all.


He was preceded in death by both of his grandfathers.


Sanat is survived by his parents, Shirish and Sonali Bhole of Taylorville, IL; his brother, Salil Bhole of Taylorville, IL; his maternal and paternal grandmothers; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Private family services will be held.


Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with arrangements.


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