Dr. Rifaat R.  Bassaly


Dr. Rifaat R. Bassaly, 76, of Fisher Drive died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his home in New Castle.
He was born July 28, 1942, in Assiut, Egypt, a son of the late Roshdy and Camilla (Mizak) Bassaly.
He was married to Linda J. (Schiavoni) Bassaly on Aug. 31, 1974, and she survives in New Castle.
Dr. Bassaly was a gynecologist and obstetrician for 45 years, serving Jameson Memorial Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, UPMC Horizon and Ellwood City Hospital.
He was a member of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church and St. John the Beloved Monastery.
Dr. Bassaly was devoted to his family and work, which included his extended family of almost 10,000 babies he delivered. He was loved by all his patients, family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Camilla M. Bassaly of Los Angeles, Renee M. Bassaly, D.O., and her husband, Michael Miranda, of Tampa, Florida, Sonya L. Bassaly and her husband, Stephen Tsai, of Denver, Rifaat R. Bassaly Jr. and his wife, Morgan, of Aliquippa, and Joseph R. Bassaly of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Emad Bassaly of Tiverton, Rhode Island, and Karim Bassaly of Cairo, Egypt; and eight grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Talaat Bassaly; and a sister, Sadia Bassaly.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elias Orthodox Church, 915 Lynn St.. The Rev. Michael Edwards will officiate. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Entombment will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
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Published on June 18, 2019
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