Maguid Megalli, 75, of Rye, New York, passed away on December 3, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, after a nearly two-year battle with multiple myeloma.
Loved by all whose lives he touched, Mike, as he was known, will be remembered as a doting father, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle, doctor, and friend.
A true American patriot who believed deeply in the American dream, he emigrated from Egypt with his wife Viviane in 1969, becoming a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, in which he served for 12 years, and receiving his American citizenship in 1976.
He was a board-certified and nationally renowned urologist for many years before becoming a hospital executive for the second half of his illustrious career.
He completed a residency and fellowship in Urology at Columbia Presbyterian in 1974 and received a Masters of Business Administration from Pace University in 1988.
From 1982 to 1988, he served as the Chief of Urology at Saint Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, and as Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs from 1988 to 1999. In addition to founding SERVITAS, he served as its chairman, was Chief Medical Officer of the Catholic Health Care System, President of Benefice Advantage, and Chief Medical Officer of Our Lady of Mercy. He was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
His passions were politics, travel, backgammon, history, and real estate, but nothing defined the contours of his life more than his love for family and friends.
He was a longtime contributor to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, AmeriCares, and the Republican Party. He also volunteered as the Police Surgeon for the City of Rye.
In addition to his beloved wife of nearly fifty years, Viviane Megalli, he is survived by his sons, Michael (Enrica Basilico) Megalli and Mark (Jenifer Wells) Megalli; his grandchildren, Ina, Margot, Ramzi, and Naomi Megalli; and his sisters, Myriam and Maggie. He was predeceased by his parents, Ramzi and Lydia Megalli, his brother Emad, and his sister Mona.
A memorial service was held December 17 at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home in Mamaroneck. Donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders. For more information or to place an online condolence, visit www.coxeandgraziano.com.