Dr. Shirley Sara Koshi, 55, of New York City, died Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Dr. Koshi was born in Pune, India, a daughter of Puthuparumbil Koshy and the late Thankamma Varkey Koshy. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, for over 33 years Dr. Koshi worked in different practices in India, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Early in her career, one of her jobs was consultant at the Peshwa Park Zoo in Pune, India, where she worked on panthers and elephants. Last year she opened her own solo practice, Gentle Hands Veterinarian in the Bronx.
Beloved daughter of PK Koshy of Kingston and the late Thankamma Koshy, sister of Dr. Thomas Koshy and his wife Jamie of Kingston; aunt of Gina Menendez, her wife Sandra Rodriguez and their daughter Estelle; Naveen Koshy and his wife Sheena Malik; Adrian Koshy and his wife Kristie Gerhart. Shirley is also survived by many dear friends and her loving cats.
Friends will be received at Old Dutch Church, Wall St., uptown Kingston Saturday from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. A Funeral Service will then be conducted by Rev. Renee House at 12:00 pm.
Contributions, in Dr. Koshi's memory, may be made to The Humane Society of New York, 306 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022. A memorial service will be conducted at The Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10075 at a later date.