Dr. Arudi Srihari of Thornwood, New York passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in his 74th year. Born in Bangalore, India he was the son of Adinarayanaiah and Rukmini who predeceased him. He was one of four children, including his late brother, Srinivas.
Arudi immigrated to the United States in 1971 and became a U.S. Citizen in 1981. He met his beloved wife Susanne working at Grasslands Hospital in Valhalla, New York, and went on to have a long and dedicated career over 40 years as a child psychiatrist. He worked in many locations over the years, but most notably spent time helping others at Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, Putnam Family and Community Services, Catholic Charities, and Westchester Jewish Community Services. All who met Arudi knew him as a calm, patient, gentle and wise man who always took the time to listen to those around him who were in need of help.
Arudi, known affectionately as Hari to his close family, was a devoted husband, a loving father, a cherished grandfather, and an avid Yankees fan. He led a joyful and deeply unselfish life – his sole focus was the happiness of his wife, his children, and his grandchildren; he always put himself last and would have sacrificed anything for them.
Arudi is survived by his wife Susanne (née Reilly) Srihari, his son Michael Srihari and his wife Sandra, his daughter Neela Srihari, his daughter Tara Fink and her husband Glenn, and his three adoring grandchildren Jack Srihari, Tyler Srihari and Samantha Srihari. He is also soon to be the proud grandfather of his daughter Tara’s new baby boy. In addition, he is survived by his brother Srivatsa and his wife Sridevi, his sister Uma, and extended family, nieces, and nephews in both the Reilly family and abroad in India.
In light of current conditions, the family will hold a private service at Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue Thornwood, New York 10594. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.
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