Obituaries & Death Notices
RASTOGI, Dr. Hirsch
Published:May 29, 2018
Event Date:May 27, 2018
RASTOGI, Dr. Hirsch, MD, FRCP Dr. Hirsch Rastogi of Hamilton, Ontario, passed away on May 27, 2018, surrounded by his family. He had struggled with Parkinson's Disease for a number of years. He was 80 years old. Hirsch is survived by Indra, his devoted wife of nearly 55 years; his loving children, Aroop and Veera; their spouses, Mona and Munish who were in every way children to Hirsch; his four grandsons, Akshay, Arjun, Sachin and Rishi who were his pride and joy; and all of his loving siblings - his two sisters Usha Bhardwaj and Manju Bhatnagar; and his two brothers Vijay and Ajay Rastogi. Hirsch was born in Varanasi, India on January 26, 1938, to Dr. Daya Swarup and Mrs. Kiran Swarup. He was raised in Varansi then attended the all-boys Doon School in Dehradun. He went on to attend King George's Medical College in Lucknow, where he met Indra, graduating in 1960. In 1963, Hirsch and Indra married and immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, where Hirsch completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. In 1967, they moved to Hamilton, Ontario, where Hirsch established his medical practice in Gastroenterology - a practice which would span four decades and serve the greater Hamilton community and beyond. Hirsch was known for being a compassionate doctor with a wonderful sense of humour and was well-loved by his colleagues, office staff and patients. In addition to his medical practice, Hirsch was an active member of the Hamilton Indo-Canadian community and the Hindu Samaj temple. He was also an avid swimmer, swimming 60 lengths of the Ancaster Aquatic Centre pool over his lunch hour each day for many years. Hirsch will be remembered as a highly respected member of his community, a devoted and nurturing family man, a gentle and jovial friend and colleague, and someone who was always ready with a joke and a warm smile. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel", 947 Rymal Road East, HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Thursday, May 31 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Service will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Private Family Cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Parkinson's Foundation. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at www.baygardens.ca
Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator
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