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Casey Funeral Home

350 Slosson Ave, Staten Island, NY

OBITUARY

Dr. S.D. Bhatia

Dr. S.D. Bhatia, 84 Longtime physician in Brooklyn and Staten Island Dr. S.D. Bhatia, 84, of Staten Island, died on July 23, 2020. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in Bombay, India. He attended Grant Medical College and did his post-graduate training in surgery and public health in London, England. There, he met a young nurse named Mary McCoy who became the love of his life and future wife for 50 wonderful years. They resided on Emerson Hill. Dr. Bhatia's wife passed in 2015. He is survived by his sister, Pushpa; two sons, Gyan Bhatia and Dr. Raja Bhatia; his sister-in-law and best friend, Anne McCoy; two grandchildren whom he adored, Annika and Karina; his beloved dog, Dutch, and many neices and nephews. Dr. Bhatia was board certified in family practice and practiced in both Brooklyn and Staten Island since 1970. He truly was a dedicated physician and he treated hundreds of thousands of patients with respect and compassion. He was the recipient of the degree of fellow for his 50 years of service by the Richmond County Medical Society. "This is truly a devastating loss to our entire family and community at large," his sons said. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Dr. Bhatia's life at Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island, on Monday, July 27, with visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Cremation will take place Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick, N.J. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you send a donation in Dr. Bhatia's honor to The St. Jude Foundation, The Smile Train or Shriners Hospital.

Casey Funeral Home 350 Slosson Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10314 (718) 447-4242 Published in Staten Island Advance on Jul. 25, 2020.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27, 2020

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JAMES LJUTIC

July 27, 2020

Dr. Bhatia was the first Dr. I had when I moved to Staten Island in 1996. He was such a jovial and compassionate man me and my wife fell in love with him and saw him until his retirement. His dedication to saving lives and helping other people was his passport to heaven and we sure will miss him. Such a loving man!

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