Two Nurses Die in Suffolk County, New York

SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) — Two nurses have died recently in Suffolk County, where hundreds of nurses have tested positive for COVID-19. A 63-year-old nurse at Huntington Hospital died and an ICU nurse in Brookhaven died, officials said Wednesday. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said that some of the hardest-hit areas are in the…

Dr. Doug Bass

Age: 64 Died: March 2020 Profession: Anesthesiologist; Pain Specialist The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass’ family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served as medical director.“He…

John Abruzzo

Died: Long Island, NY US Profession: Registered Nurse A nurse at a Long Island hospital has died of the coronavirus, officials confirmed. John Abruzzo began working at Huntington Hospital in 2002. Abruzzo was hired as a security officer in 2002 before becoming a nurse five years later, in 2007. “Our team at Huntington Hospital is…

Dr. Mark Allen Respler

Age: 66 Died: Reported March 27, 2020 New York, NY USA Profession: Urologist Dr. Mark Allen Respler, a urologist, was niftar Friday from the coronavirus. He was approximately 66 years of age, and had had previously some minor heart issues. Dr. Respler worked at the Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Center, and was a Boro Park resident. According…

Ricardo Castaneda

Age: 64 Died: March 2020 Profession:   Psychiatrist, New York, New York http://castanedamd.com/ Dr. Castaneda is an internationally known clinical psychiatrist in private practice in New York City since 1984. He was Director of In-patient Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University from 1986 to 2013. Dr. Castaneda specializes…

Madhvi Ava

Age: 61 Died: March 29, 2020 New York, NY USA Profession:   Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine,  Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York Madhvi Aya, PA-C tragically passed away on March 29th, 2020 due to complications of Covid-19, at the age of 61. Madhvi proudly worked as a physician assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine…

Theresa Lococo

  Age 68 Died: March 2020 Brooklyn, NY, NY USA Pediatric nurse and Brooklyn “legend,” 48-year medical veteran Theresa Lococo, was among the latest local health care workers to die from the coronavirus, too, according to her son and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Lococo’s son, Anthony Lococo, 41, wept as he told The Post on…

Freda Ocran

Age 50 Died: March 28, 2020 Bronx, New York Profession: Psychiatric Nurse The former head nurse of Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric unit was concerned about the lack of coronavirus precautions and testing while working there — only to end up dying of the contagion weeks later, her distraught son told The Post on Monday. “She had concerns,…

Dr. James Goodrich

Born: April 16, 1946 Died: March 30, 2020 New York City, NY USA Profession: Neurosurgeon; Professor Albert Einstein College of Medicine Acclaimed surgeon who separated conjoined twins, Anias and Jadin McDonald when they were just 13 months old. Source: CNN  

Kious Kelly, RN

Born: Lansing, Michigan Died:  March 24, 2020   New York, New York, USA Profession: Registered Nurse The 48-year-old assistant nurse manager at Mount Sinai West, may have been the first New York City nurse to die from the virus. He texted his sister on March 18 with some devastating news: He had tested positive for the…