Dr. Ashwin Pai Dhungat passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on June 14, 2017.He was a family physician who graduated from NEOUCOM in 1997 and trained at Barberton Citizens Hospital.
He practiced medicine in Northeast Ohio for the last 17 years. He was born in New York City but was a world citizen, growing up in the United States and India.
He is survived by his mother, Asha; and his brother and sister-in-law, Asheesh and Vidya. He will be dearly missed by his niece, Tanya; and nephew Avnish, who he loved with all his heart.
He was preceded in death by his father, Avadhut.
He leaves behind an extended family in India as well as friends from all walks of life.
Funeral services were completed on June 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, where close family and friends along with his office staff attended the ceremony.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all those people whose life he touched and know he will be dearly missed by one and all.”
Rip Dr Pai“My husband and i became patients of Dr. Pai. My grandparents were his patients. He loved my GRAM. He used to look forward to seeing her car pull in the parking lot with her little green alien on the antenna. When my grandparents passed away, he came to their funerals. He was the best doctor my husband and i ever went to. He was funny. He will be truly missed by us. Nicole and Brian Agnes ”
» Nicole and Brian Agnes on June 23, 2017
He was ONE of a kind !!“Dear Mrs. Asha Pai Dhungat, Asheesh, Vidya & Tanya, Avnish....
And also to his office staff.. Nicole L. Dr Pai, was absolutely 'one of a kind' !!!
I first met him when he was with the Twinsburg Cleveland Clinic Urgent care. My Mom, Margaret started seeing him in 2008. He took CARE of our entire family. When my dad was in Anna Marie of Aurora, a nurse was at the desk, and said to Dr Pai, I'll look up Margaret's number for you to phone her. He said, no need... he KNEW her number because he'd called her so frequently to inform her of dad.
In fact when Dad passed on in Nov of 2009 AND when we unexpectedly lost Mom in Feb of 2010, Dr Pai came to both of their wakes. A DOCTOR to come to pay his respects to the family in the passing of a patient... UNHEARD of these days. That was just the ONE OF A KIND man he was. As my daughter shared, he looked for Mom's green alien on her car. Please know you will all be in our prayers. Debra, Michael, Kevin & Mary Estep ”
» Debra Estep & Family on June 23, 2017
Doctor Ashwin Pai Dhungat was born in the state of New York, March 13, 1973.
As I said in the online tribute I left for him, I first met him while he was
working with the Cleveland Clinic at the Twinsburg Urgent Care Center.
(The center has since closed down due to the new Cleveland Clinic offices
and Emergency center that was built in Twinsburg).
Our youngest child, Kevin was his usual patient at the urgent care, but my
husband, Michael and myself were also seen there by him.
He was the perfect blend of a physician, caring and compassionate and
also quite direct when he wanted to make a medical point.
Dr Pai also had a WICKED FUNNY sense of humor.
I often thought to myself, if he was not my doctor, we would have been
I recall one visit when I questioned him about something medical,
his response... "I was the valedictorian of my medical class" !!!
It was not in any sort of braggart way, but factual... AND FUNNY. :)
My son-in-law Brian was to see Dr Pai something in the Spring
of 2017. Brian is a chef. Chefs are known to have many burns on their
arms due to the nature of the business. My daughter recounted to me later
that upon walking in to the office room to see Brian, and having exchanged
a handshake, Dr Pai exclaiming................
"WHAT THE F--K DID YOU DO TO YOURSELF" ??????
Bri was not even there to see him about any burns.
That will ALWAYS, ALWAYS remain an endearing memory for ALL of us.
Another visit I had with Dr Pai, I was telling him that my daughter Nicole
and I had been to see a psychic medium.....
INSTANTLY he said.... "Ohhhh Deb, don't tell me you believe in that CRAP" !!!
Ohhhh YES, we do Dr Pai.
Since his passing in June of last year, I often said to him.....
"WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT NOW" ???? I'm not in-tune enough
from a psychic sense to actually have heard his response, but I have
a feeling, THINGS LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT NOW.
I just want to say.... Should any family or friends of Dr Pai's happen to
see this tribute of mine.... HE WAS ONE OF A KIND.
There is hardly a day since June of 2017 that some thought of him does
not come to my mind. I also think about the family he left behind.
His dear Mother, of whom he spoke often of, and his brother and family.
Those who knew him through working with him, and his friends.....
I pray for you all.
Rest In Peace... Dr Pai.
RINGING A BELL IN HIS HONOR.... We are diminished by his passing....Bells were rung to announce a birth or a death.
From the famous passage by John Donne (1573-1631).
Send Not To Know for Whom the Bell Tolls: It Tolls for Thee
Meditation 17, from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, written - 1624.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the
continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a
manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to
know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
|Dr Pai - CHEERS to YOU.|
Online Memorial ........