Dec. 27, 1937 – Oct. 8, 2012

Dr. Subash C. Ramchand of Lewiston, a physician who maintained a thriving practice in dermatology for 36 years in Niagara Falls, died Monday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston, after a short illness. He was 74.

A native of Pakistan, Dr. Ramchand and his brother, Devinder, were given some money by their father when their hometown of Quetta erupted in flames during the partition of India when he was 10 years old. Their father wished them “good luck” and told them to make their way to India.

Not only did the young Subash find India, but he ultimately found Grant Medical College at the University of Bombay, and he graduated there in 1961.

He left home for New York to specialize in pathology and later was hired as the first ethnic minority professor at Queens University Medical School in Kingston, Ont., where he met his future wife, Linda White. He then did a second specialty in dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and moved to Niagara Falls in 1976.

Dr. Ramchand was a member of Niagara Falls Country Club.

Besides his wife of 43 years, survivors include three sons, Nikhil, Sunil and Rajeev; his brother, Devinder; and three sisters, Neena, Vijay and Rita.

A Hindu cremation ceremony was held Tuesday.

His family will host a Celebration of Life gathering from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.