Deepuk Bir Batish

December 16, 1976 - April 1, 2001

12/16/1976 - 04/01/2001

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday April 03, 2001
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Calcutta
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
Service
Wednesday April 04, 2001
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Calcutta
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions

Deepuk Bir Batish

Age 24

Deepuk Bir Batish 24, of Broadview Circle, East Liverpool, Ohio died April 1, 2001at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, He passed away after being hit by a car while hailing a cab for friends.

He was born in White Plains, New York on December 16, 1976 and was the beloved son of Dr. Dharam Bir Batish and Shashi Batish.

Deepuk attended and graduated from Sewickley Academy in 1995, where he was MVP in tennis and woman’s field hockey. In 1999 Deepuk graduated from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where he majored in marine biology, played varsity tennis, and was certified in scuba diving. While at college, he participated in the Goucher College Fall Modern Dance Performance. Deepuk also choreographed and danced Punjabi Bhangra for weddings and festivals. He enjoyed singing and helping his friends with composing lyrics. Deepuk was a lifelong New York Knicks and New York Giants fan.

In the summer of 1999, he worked as a tennis instructor and counselor at Camp Mackinak near Tanglewood, Massachusetts, working with children who had Attention Deficit Disorder.

In the year 2000, Deepuk worked as a scientific observer for the National Marine Fisheries Services near Durch Harbor, Alaska, where he actually lived and worked on fishing vessels for 3 months. He was preparing to enter medical school at Ohio University or Philadelphia College of Ostepathic Medicine.

During his preparation for medical school, Deepuk worked as a Research Specialist at Ohio State University Organ Transplant Research Lab in Columbus and he had completed a Hospice Training Program to work with terminally ill patients at Riverside Hospital, also in Columbus. He was passionate about protecting all species of sharks, and studied them firsthand by diving in Honduras. He called himself a ”Sharkologist”.

Deepuk will be most remembered for his amazing sense of humor, his ability to genuinely connect with all people, the tremendous warmth of his heart, he always made an effort to visit family and friends near and far, and always the first to volunteer to help his friends and family. Deepuk has touched everyone in such a way that he will always make them smile.

He will be greatly missed by his father and mother: Dr. Dharam Bir and Shashi Batish; his maternal grandparents: G.R. and Raj Rani Rikhi of Jaipur, India; his brother: Sanjay and Sanjay’s wife , Sonali, and their son Roshun of Wilmington, NC; his sister: Supna Batish of Washington, DC; his girlfriend, Jennifer ”Cakes” Lin from Taiwan; several close aunts, uncles and cousins from Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Vancouver, London, and India and his beloved dog, Zeppy.

A Celebration of Deepuk’s Life will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 beginning at 10:00 AM. All family and friends are welcome.

Friends may also visit at the funeral home in Calcutta on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 from 6-8 PM.

Instead of flowers, the family wishes that memorial donations be made to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Please indicate on the check, that the donation is in memory of Deepuk Batish, for Shark Preservation. Checks can be made payable to the WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY, and addressed to Rebecca Bean – Developement office – 2300 Southern Blvd. – Bronx, N.Y. 10460.

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Amy Z. Moreno
7 years ago

…..No words can express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of this remarkable young man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, Very sincerly —- Amy Moreno

Jonathan Alexander Lowney
7 years ago

Affable, cool, laidback and hilarious are but a few adjectives I would use to describe Deepuk. As a former Goucher College employee I had the pleasure of working with a bright and wonderful person. I will always remember his spirit by exemplifying humor, care and concern.

Chelsea Honderich
7 years ago

Although I never met Deepuk first-hand, his life has touched me greatly in the past week. For this, I thank him, his parents, Supna and Supna’s roommate, Savita, for bringing me close to such an incredible young man.

My deepest condolences to the entire Batish family.

Sincerely,

Chelsea Honderich

Jeffrey W. Aldrich, Jr.
7 years ago

Dear Batish family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Deepuk. I know all too well the anguish of the untimely loss of a young family member. My thoughts are with you in your time of grief.

Sincerely,

Jeff Aldrich, Jr.

myki bajaj
7 years ago

DEAR DEEPUK UNCLE,

YOU WERE LIKE A BIG BROTHER FOR ME. I REMEBER WHEN WE WENT TO SEAWORLD AND YOU HAD A BIG BEARD AND MY LITTLE BROTHER NIKKI WAS TIRED & WANTED TO SIT ON YOUR SHOULDERS AND YOU LET HIM THEN I GOT LOST AND YOU WERE SO SURE THAT YOU WERE GOING TO FIND ME & YOU DID. IM SO GLAD GOD SENT YOU ON THE EARTH. YOU WERE SO FRIENDY. GOD WANTS THE GOOD PEOPLE WITH HIM THAT’S WHY HE TOOK YOU. YOU WENT TO A BETTER PLACE. A MUCH BETTER PLACE.

LOVE,

MYKI

John Battish
7 years ago

Dear Dharam uncle, Shashi aunti, Supna, and Sanjay,

My deepest condolences to the untimely passing of my dearest cousin Deepuk. May God be with your family as I know that God is now taking care of Deepuk. I will always hold his memory dear to me. Deepuk will always be alive in my heart.

Your friend,

John

Steve Lawton
7 years ago

Dear Supna and Batish Family Members,

My heart goes out to you at this time because I, too, have lost dear ones in the past year; I know what you are feeling. Cherish the good times with Deepuk and always remember there are bright days again in the future. Sincerely, Steve

Caitlin Hill
7 years ago

Dear the Batish Family: I was shocked

and deeply saddenedto hear of Deepuk’s

passing. I will remember him fondly. I

met Deepuk through Supna and know

how close they are. My thoughts are with

you during this difficult time.

All my love,

Caitlin

Navin Goyal
7 years ago

Deepuk was my very first best friend. We went to school together from kindergarten through second grade in East Liverpool. We have kept in touch ever since. A good memory of us was in first grade when we used to sing together on the bus. For some reason we would sing “Eye of the Tiger” real loud and sometimes people would join in. It wasn’t just a couple times but almost everyday before and after school. Thinking back to that moment, that was really odd!!! It was probably his idea though because he was the crazy, funny one and i just went along with it. I mention this story because it displays how Deepuk always had fun and spread it everywhere. I think he got more out of life that most people ever will. My sincere sympathies to the Batish family, for their love and support for Deepuk, and even me, is everlasting.

Judy Wyke Manning
7 years ago

Dharam and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy and love.

Susan L Parsons
7 years ago

Dr. & Mrs Batish,

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your son and would

like to express my deepest sympathy.

Susan

Tami Mason
7 years ago

Dr. & Mrs. Batish,

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son. I will pray for you and your family at this difficult time.

Tami Mason

Coder, Medical Records

LENA TIVIS
7 years ago

DR. AND MRS. BATISH, I JUST WANTED TO SEND MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I USED TO BE YOUR PATIENT IN EAST END DR. BATISH AND MY FAMILY WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOUR COMFORT, STRENGTH, AND PEACE OF MIND.

YOU WILL CONTINUALLY BE IN OUR THOUGHTS DURING THIS TRAGIC TIME.

LENA M. TIVIS & FAMILY

Alice Squires
7 years ago

Dr. Batish and Family

With sympathy in the time of

your lost. Alice Squies/former employee Dr. R.Singh

Denise M. Keenan
7 years ago

Dr. Batish and family,

I am saddened by your loss and hope that family and friends can provide the support you need during this time. I am a representative for Novartis and have only recently started to call on you in East Liverpool. I will see you again soon. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this most difficult time.

Denise M. Keenan

Savita Krishnamurthy
7 years ago

Even having just met Deepuk twice- I was touched by his sincerity, the closeness he shared with his sister Sapna my roommate and his vibrant life force. I am amazed by the circumstances of his death, the bright life condition he is taking with him and how much value this whole exprerience has created in the lives of those he touched. I will be chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for his eternal happiness.

Warm Regards,

Savita

Eric Grosser
7 years ago

I am shocked and greatly saddened to hear about the tragic passing of Deepuk. Although I have not been in contact with him for several years, I have many childhood memories from elementary school North Elementary, of Deepuk’s sense of humor, pleasant character, and outstanding academic performance. I remember that we used to have contests to see who could turn in class work the fastest, and he always used to win. And in recent years since I have been living in Israel, I enjoyed hearing through the grapevine of Deepuk’s latest endeavors. I send my deepest condolences to Dr. and Mrs. Batish, and all of Deepuk’s beloved family and friends. May Deepuk’s memory be a blessing to all.

Diana Watson Bedway
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Deepuk passing. He spent a lot of time with my brother, Allen, while they were in elementary school. He was always fun and entertaining, even then. I am sure he will be tremendously missed! My thoughts are with you.

Bhavesh Patel
7 years ago

I dont personally know Deepak, but know him merely though a dear friend of mine. To read his obituary together with the pain felt by my companion, spells out what a great life Deepak lived, and the effect he must have had on those surrounding him. I just wanted to say how lucky the people around him are to have known him first hand and that it would be an honour to have someone of his charisma within my family.

David Wells
7 years ago

I had lost touch with Deepuk since high school when I still lived in East Liverpool. Whenever my group of friends would meet with him and his group, I can remember having a good time. This certainly comes as a surprise, and my sympathies go out to the Batish family.

Brittnee Hooper
7 years ago

I send my deepest condolences to yourself and your family Dr.Batish.In your time of need may God bless you.

Judith Mobley
7 years ago

I was so sorry to read of your son’s death. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but I do have a son myself and can’t imagine the grief that you are having at this time. I hope that the support of your family and friends will help you through this time. I don’t expect that you will remember me, but we took painting classes togeather down at the Art Gallery in E.L.O. Please know that our hearts and prayer go out to you and your family. Sincerly, Judy and Al Mobley

Masashi Rotte
7 years ago

I went to Goucher with Deepuk and was in several courses with him. Last summer I went with Deepuk and some friends to Ethan Guth’s wedding. I’ll remember him from those times as smart, fun, and generous person who was friendly to everyone he met.

Farid and Cathy Weddle friends of Anita Battish
7 years ago

May the Lord be with you in this time of sorrow, keep the memories fresh in your heart, and never forget that ahead there is still tomorrow.

Jason Locke
7 years ago

My heart goes out to all of you during this very trying time. My memories of Deepuk are simple; coming over to the house while Sanjay and I were in high school. I’d usually end up playing with Deepuk, wrestling on the floor, etc. : My wife Patty and I will be thinking of you today, wishing we could be there.

Crystall L. Powell
7 years ago

My prayers are with you Dr. Batish.

Sushma Krishnamurthy
7 years ago

My sincere condolences. One is constantly reminded how ephemeral life is.

A rose picked early.

Sushma

david anderson
7 years ago

my thoughts are with you

Shelja Kaushik
7 years ago

No matter how hard I try I still cannot make sense of all this. Deepuk was the closest thing to an older sibling for me, and although I didn’t get to see him as much as I would’ve liked to I loved him and still do love him dearly. If heaven does exist i’m certain that he is not only there, but he’s also running the place and filling it with even more laughter. I would often remember you Deepak mamaji and also the way you wouldn’t answer until I called you Deepak mama! I hope that you would’ve rememberd your niece in London now and again.

Love you too much.Hope you are safe and in peace.

p.s Supna I really want to contact you-if you have an email address or something please could you send it to me.

Dr. Jerry & Polly Linger
7 years ago

No words can express our deepest sympathy in the lose of your son Deepuk. Having two sons we can only imagine the lose you must feel. Please know you and your family will be in our prayers. Jerry & Polly Linger

Scott Owens
7 years ago

Our deepest sympathies go out to your family, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Scott

The Bevington Family
7 years ago

Our family would like to exspress our deepest sympathies to the Batish Family on your loss.You all will be in our Prayers and thoughts. Thanks so much for the Memories,Deepuk.

RILEY'S FOREIGN AUTO
7 years ago

OUR SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DEEPUK BATISH. MAY YOUR BEST MEMORIES HELP YOU AT THIS TIME OF SUCH LOSS AND SORROW. THE RILEY FAMILY BOB & MARY HELEN RILEY /ROB RILEY & FAMILY/ JIM RILEY

Jean and Jeff Adlrich
7 years ago

Our thoguths are with you, at this most difficult time. We remember Deepuk playing with our son Matt–he was a wonderful boy.

Krishnamurthy
7 years ago

Sad to know such a promising young life came to an unexpected end. Wherever he is, he will make that environment happy. Worlds loss and heaven’s gain

Jeff Wyke
7 years ago

Sanjay and Family I am so sorry to hear of your loss.I have such fond memories of Deepuk,your family and you.I send my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to all.

Matt Misicka
7 years ago

Speaking on behalf of my colleagues in the Biology Program, I just want to let you know our thoughts and hearts are with you. Matt Misicka.

Korrine Parson
7 years ago

Such a terrible tradgedy for such a loving family. Pray for Deepuk and he will rest in peace.God bless the whole family. deepest sympothie Korrine Parson

SHIVANI KAUSHIK
7 years ago

THE LAST TIME I SAW DEEPAK WAS A FEW YEARS AGO,I DID’NT SAY A PROPER GOODBYE BECAUSE I HAD PLANNED TO SEE HIM AGAIN THE NEXT DAY.I NEVER GOT TO TELL HIM HOW I REALLY FELT ABOUT HIM.

A FEW DAYS BEFORE DEEPAK DIED I KEPT HAVING THIS DREAM OF HIM COMING TO VISIT ME WITH THIS HUGE WARM SMILE THAT HE HAS.HIS TRAGIC DEATH HAS MADE ME WANT TO HAVE REGULAR CONTACT WITH MY FAMILY ABROAD.

I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH DEEPAK MAMAJI AND I ALWAYS WILL

LOVE SHIVANI OR SHIVI AS YOU KNOW ME DEEPAK.

Melissa Parsons
7 years ago

To the Batish family – I was a student at Goucher College and graduated one year after Deepuk. I know from my personal encounters with him and from hearing the stories of others’ encounters how much he was loved and how much he will be missed. Please know you are in my prayers.

Stephen Pan
7 years ago

To the Batish Family,

I was shocked to hear of Deepuk’s passing. Though I only knew Deepuk a very short time, I will always remember that on my first day at Sewickley Academy, on the long bus ride up, his humor and kindness eased me out of the nervousness I felt attending a new school. He will be surely missed.

Jennifer Mattern
7 years ago

To the Batish Family: You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sallie Lucas
7 years ago

To the Batish Family.

It is such a joy to know some of the great accomplishments Deepuk made.

Deepuk and all of you are in my prayers.

Cindy Tice
7 years ago

We are all very sorry to hear about your son’s death remember the old saying EVERY THING HAPPEN’S FOR A REASON!!!!!!! we all love, hope everything goes well. All of you will be in our prayers. Love the Tice’s Darlene’s sister and family

Joe & Arlene Obertance
7 years ago

We are both so sorry to learn of Deepuk’s tragic death. Our prayers are with you and if we can do anything please let us know.

Sushil Kapil
7 years ago

We have very fond memories of Deepuk, a very loving person. We will miss him deeply.

We pray for peace for his soul and pray for the strength to all of us, particularly to my sister Shashi, doctor sahib and to Sapna and Sanjay, to be able to bear this immense loss.

Sushil and Bharti

Chandigarh

David Malcomson Family
7 years ago

We send our deepest sympathy.

Our sons played soccer in the city league on the same team as Deepuk. He was one of their favorite team members.

Shuchi and Ian Nalepa
7 years ago

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Deepuk’s untimely passing. I remember Deepuk as a happy child and a wonderful young man. Ian and I were so pleased to see all of you with Deepuk at our wedding in Nov. and it is hard to understand why something like this can happen. Please know that you are in our thougths and prayers and that Deepuk will be deeply missed by us all.

Shuchi and Ian Nalepa

Vince and Melissa Waggle
7 years ago

We were so sorry to hear about your loss. My husband and I went to school with Sanjay and only met Deepuk once or twice, when he was small. But it sounds as though he was a remarkable person. Again, accept our deepest sympathy.

Earl Parsons family & caregiver
7 years ago

We wish to say how sorry we are for your lost.

Our prayers are with yous.