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Dr. Phyllis Sohotra-Ferri, 59, Columbia Hospital chief of Pathology



Dr. Phyllis Sohotra-Ferri, 59, Columbia Hospital chief of Pathology

GREENPORT–Dr. Phyllis Sohotra-Ferri, 59, died Sunday, August 9, 2009, at her residence.

Born June 13, 1950 in Lahore, Pakistan, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel M. Sohotra and Dorothy Mall-Sohotra.

Dr. Sohotra-Ferri was a graduate of the Fatima Jinnah Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan and did her internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J.  She served her residency at Hartford Hospital (Conn.) and her fellowship at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, L.I. 

Dr. Sohotra-Ferri was the assistant Director of Pathology at Greene Memorial Hospital in Catskill, and Laboratory Director and Chief of Pathology at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, where she established the first Bloodless Surgeryand Medicine Program in upstate New York.

She was a passionate gardener and a member of the Royal Society of Horticulturists,a superb chef, and loved traveling.

Dr. Sohotra-Ferri was a Fellow of the College of American Pathology and a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.  She was board certified in both Clinical and Anatomical Pathology.

She was the beloved wife of Louis R. Ferri of Greenport; devoted sister of Ernest (Veena) Sohotra of Albany, Mavis (John) Caggianelli of Greenport, Joyce Sohotra of Claverack and Kenneth (Cathy) Sohotra of Livingston; loving aunt of Daniel, Myra, Leah, Jordan, and Zachary Sohotra, and great-aunt of Darren Sohotra.

Visiting hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & KeelerFuneral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Boulevard, Hudson.

Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Reformed Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Emmaus United Methodist Church, 715 Morris Street, Albany, NY 12208 or to the Ernest Mall Ministries, 612 W. Godfrey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126.


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