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Dr. Thomas Knight Aldrich, 65, Of Pelham

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Dr. Thomas Knight Aldrich, 65, of Pelham, passed away Sept. 5, 2016, at home after battling cancer.

A longtime resident of Pelham, Aldrich was born Sept. 11, 1950.

After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1972 and the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1975, he trained in internal medicine at the University of California, Irvine, pulmonary medicine at the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

He then began a long career as professor of pulmonary medicine and critical care at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He was passionate about his patients, his fellows’ success and his research.

Most known for his dedication to helping others, he also loved to play tennis, ice hockey and spending time with his kids.

Fiercely devoted to and loved by his family, he is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan (nee Yelsey) of Pelham; daughter, Katie Mischaikow (husband Chris); son, Drew Aldrich (wife Quinn); father Knight Aldrich; sister Carol Barkin; and brother Bob Aldrich.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Julie Aldrich; and brother, Michael Aldrich.

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