Kumudini "Kumi" DeSilva, M.D. Tuesday, September 14, 1943 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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 www.lightoflife.org

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Service Details: Services will be held on Friday June 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM in Sperling Funeral Home 700 Blazier Drive, Wexford, PA,

Sperling Funeral Home 700 Blazier Drive Wexford, PA 15090

Siri and family,

We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and the family. We have wonderful memories as neighbors on Baker Drive and are saddened to learn of Kumi's untimely death. Her beauty was seen and felt by anyone's life she touched.

Our prayers and loving thoughts are with you,

Lois & Richard Hosmer, and Jodi Kaminsky 

My deepest condolences to Uncle Siri and the entire family. I am glad, though, that she had such a full life and was able to positively impact so many people. I feel so fortunate to have had her in my life-- someone who always found a way to relate to me no matter how long it had been since we last saw each other-- someone who always found a way to support me and even travel far to see me, no matter what issues she was facing with her health. She is the kind of brilliant, strong, and beautiful woman that little girls dream to be like one day. She was a true inspiration to me and my family, and I will always remember her impressive wit, admirable strength, joyful humor, and impeccable grace. 

With metta and love,

Nirosha

We were sorry to hear about Kumi. Deepest Sympathy Siri to you and the children and their families. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. We are very sorry that we couldn't come for the viewing. We have fond memories of your family- Emil and Nimmi.

Extremely Sad to hear the  Sad news. Kumudini was one of our humble batchmate admired by all of us.

Our deepest sympathies to her family on their great loss.

May her Soul rest in peace.

-Seelan - (Sydney, Australia)

Siri and family,
Please accept our deepest condolenses.We will continue to remember Kumi as the wonderful brave person she was.
With best regards,
Deepa and Ananda Wimalasena/Colombo.

Siri, I am so sad to hear of Kumi's death. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am in Chicago nannying my grandson of 5 months and will not be able to  attend viewing or services. Much love.

It is not too often that you find a person who is as strong, intelligent and personable as Kumi. We were so fortunate to be living just 5 minutes from their house. When we moved to Pittsburgh from Austin in 1998, Kumi was the first Sri Lankan we met. We cherish all the good memories of this remarkable person who was part of our lives for nearly two decades. We laughed, we talked, shared food and more importantly we had a genuine love for each other. She also reminded us how to live with hope and confidence even when all the cards were stacked against you. We only saw happiness and love in Kumi. We will miss her dearly and will hold onto our good memories of her for ever. May she attain Nibbana. 

It is not too often that you find a person who is as strong, intelligent and personable as Kumi. We were so fortunate to be living just 5 minutes from their house. When we moved to Pittsburgh from Austin in 1998, Kumi was the first Sri Lankan we met. We cherish all the good memories of this remarkable person who was part of our lives for nearly two decades. We laughed, we talked, shared food and more importantly we had a genuine love for each other. She also reminded us how to live with hope and confidence even when all the cards were stacked against you. We only saw happiness and love in Kumi. We will miss her dearly and will hold onto our good memories of her for ever. May she attain Nibbana. 

Our heartfelt condolences on your sad loss MBS. The sweet memories will linger, to sooth the pain of your loss. Philip G Veerasingam