August 15, 1937 - September 12, 2016
Manhattan, NY - Formerly of Middletown, NY
Dr. Satish Kumar Rohatgi, 79, a beloved father, grandfather, and pediatrician passed away peacefully on September 12, 2016 at his Manhattan home.
Dr. Rohatgi was born in Delhi, India on August 15, 1937 to Moti Ram and Virmo Rohatgi.
He earned his doctorate in medicine and his MBBS from the prestigious Vikram University, Ujjain, India. His doctoral dissertation was "A Study of EKG Changes in Acute Infectious Disease in Children."
After completing his medical degree in India, he and his late wife, Dr. Ratan Rohatgi, ventured to New York City to provide their growing family with greater opportunities. With strength and perseverance, Dr. Rohatgi completed his pediatric residency at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn.
In 1972, Dr. Rohatgi moved to Middletown where he started his practice and remained until 2013. He made himself a fixture within the Middletown community as one of the most highly regarded pediatricians and one of its most beloved members.
"An apple a day will keep the doctor away. Child is the father of man." Dr. Rohatgi was always giving advice and kind words to anyone who would listen. He would go out of his way to help you if you asked. It was this endearing quality that made him a stalwart of the Middletown community. In addition, his eyes were immediately brighten up when he passed by a line of deep red roses, beautifully scented lilacs, or peonies.
Dr. Rohatgi leaves behind a son, Dr. Rajeev Rohatgi and daughter, Rashi Rohatgi, and three amazing grandchildren, Ria, Siya and Aman.
Visitation will be held today from 12 to 2 p.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please address charitable donations to Fidelity Charitable, under memo section of the check please write "Moti Ram Rohatgi Foundation; Account #6559". Address: Fidelity Charitable, P.O. Box 770001, Cincinnati, OH 45277-0053.
Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com