Rajdeep Singh Sandhu, age 51, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 14, 2021 in Barrington, Rhode Island. Raj, born May 14, 1970 in Nairobi, Kenya, was the youngest child of Amarjit Singh Sandhu and Gurmit Kaur Sandhu. He came to the United States in 1987 after the untimely death of his father.
Raj valued education and hard work. He received his Medical Degree from Dartmouth Medical School. His surgical residency was served at the University of Nebraska, followed by a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Case Western and then a subspecialty fellowship in Endovascular Surgery in Sweden. He further received a Master of Medical Management degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Raj was a highly skilled vascular surgeon and was the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Heritage Valley Health System in South Western Pennsylvania. He served his patients and community tirelessly and had deep roots in Pittsburgh. Most recently, he transitioned to the position of Director of Medical Affairs, Surgery at Becton Dickinson in Rhode Island.
His work was his passion until he married Jaspal (Jess) Singh on December 31, 2016. They welcomed their beautiful daughter Sophie and son Aiden on July 24, 2018 and February 11, 2020, respectively. His family was the center of his world; Jess, Sophie and Aiden filled Raj’s life with love, purpose and pride. Raj was a devoted father, loving husband, caring son, beloved brother, uncle extraordinaire and a loyal friend. He had a wicked sense of humor despite the many adversities he faced and an uncanny ability to relate to anyone, patients or otherwise. He touched and helped many people. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his mother Gurmit, his wife Jess and young children Sophie and Aiden, his older brother Jas and wife Corrie, his older sister Anita and husband Michael, niece Ariel and nephews Jehan, Nevan and Gavin.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 21 from 1-3pm, and from 6-8pm at the Copeland Funeral Home, 702 Beaver Street, Sewickley. Service and Cremation will be on Saturday, May 22 at 1pm, at the Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2630 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15216. There will also be a prayer service and an early supper at the Sikh Temple at 4407 McKenzie Drive, Monroeville, 15146 following the funeral. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.