Kumudini “Kumi” DeSilva, M.D. Peacefully passed away on Wednesday June 21, 2017, age 73, of Gibsonia. Born and raised in Sri Lanka September 14, 1943 to Abraham and Sylvia Alahakoon, with her brothers Ranjith Alahakoon and Sunil Alahakoon, M.D. After completing her doctorate of medicine, she immigrated to the United States with her beloved husband Siri DeSilva, M.D. Loving mother of Thushan (Danusha) DeSilva, M.D., Ranil (Maricel) DeSilva, M.D., Dilini (Ruwan) Karunaratne. Loving grandmother to Juliana, Keilani, Trevyn, Nayana, Gabriela, and Nyali. Dr Kumi served the community of Northview Heights clinic. Services will be held on Friday June 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Sperling Funeral Home 700 Blazier Drive Wexford, PA 15090, visitation till 4:30pm. Cremation will be private. Sperling Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center 111 Route 908, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or Light of Life Ministries -Northside http://www.lightoflife.org
Kumi My Dear,
You have left us in this world, but you are now in a better place in an
Eternal Garden of Flowers ….. May You Rest in Peace ….
You will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire Class of
Your beauty , charm , your particular sense of humour ( !!! ) and your
lovely gentle personality – will be with us for always .
Your courage in the face of adversity- your strong will power and brave
survival attitude towards your health issues is what teaches all of us a
lesson at this stage in our lives .
When Kumi / Siri and daughter visited my old cottage back in the summer
of ’98- Kumi told me ” Aney deepthie- mage pinturayak ganna oyage mal ekka
‘ !!! and you look just gorgeous in this- better than the flowers that are
around you …
She was soooo happy to be with Rajes and my self, and we had such a
wonderful weekend together .
I remember like y’day- the time we used to meet in Piitsburgh- for the New
Year Celebrations in April- that Picing- Nisantha and others used to
organize, and there were times when we would be spending the weekend with
Kumi/ Siri , Piching / Nisantha homes
Those were the days when border crossing was a fun thing to do , and we
did this many, many times in the past .
We all had such good times back then, and I am sooo glad that I had the
opportunity to enjoy these moments back in the day at Pittsburgh .
I must say a special Thank You to Piching and Nisantha for giving me the
chance to participate in the New Year events , for it is beautiful memories
like these, that makes life worth while, in the twilight years of our lives
Kumi- May You Rest in Peace in the Eternal Garden of Flowers ..
Your good friend- Deepthie .
My dear Siri and Family ,
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies on the passing of Kumi…
It was such a joy to be around both of you , the very many times in
your home, and again when both of your visited my place back in 1998 .
I love this photo of you Meditating on The Rocks — that I took of you
behind my home on Georgian Bay .
In this moment of grief , try to find Joy, Peace and Harmony through
the wonderful memories you and your family have had with lovely Kumi ,
over the long years she was with you all , as a loving wife, loving
mother and grandmother .
She was not only All of the Above, but also a Wonderful Friend to all
of you .
Blessings to you and your family- Deepthie .