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Dr. Prashant Shah

Dr. Prashant

December 7, 1948
June 8, 2018

Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018- 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.- Irvin Macz Funeral Home-Centralia

Dr. Prashant Shah, 69, of Centralia, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born on December 7, 1948 the son of Babubhai and Pushpa Shah in Bombay, India. He married Dolores Cerda on December 1, 1978 in Cliffside Park, NJ.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Dolores Shah of Centralia; children, Mrs. Nina Saha and husband Dr. Paban Saha of St. Louis, MO, Dr. Samir Shah and wife Dr. Carla Shah of Brookfield, WI, Dr. Lisa Shah and husband Dr. Jeffrey Kittel of Whitefish Bay, WI, and Dr. Neil Shah of Rockford, IL; grandchildren, Avni, Lila, Ava, Rohan, Wyatt, Emilia, and expecting a baby grandson in August; brother, Pradip Shah and wife Gita of Bombay, India; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dr. Shah was preceded in death by both his parents, Babubhai and Pushpa Shah; and sister, Smita Ghody.

Dr. Shah graduated from Topiwala National Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 1972. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate in New York City. He had the great privilege of practicing medicine in Centralia for over 35 years. He dedicated his life to providing care to his patients and serving his community.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be remembered for his fun loving, charismatic spirit that touched so many lives. He loved spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and reading at Barnes and Noble. His love of life filled every room. He never met a stranger.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. A funeral ceremony will take place at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials in Dr. Shah's memory may be made to the Centralia Humane Society, or Doctors Without Borders. Online condolences and memories of Dr. Shah may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.