S.A. \nNallathambi, MD passed away, Sunday, December 29, \n2019, at the home of his great-nephew Kingsley \nLawrence in Monmouth Junction, NJ.\n\nHe was born in India on March 15, 1932 to Swamikkan \nAppavoo and Packiamuthu Nallathambi.\n\nDr. Nallathambi married Dr. Helga (Ram) Nallathambi \non April 20, 1963. She preceded him in death on May \n18, 2014.\n\nDr. Nallathambi graduated from Scott Christian High \nSchool, St. John's College, Madras Christian College \nand Christian Medical College in India. He did his \nresidency at Children's Hospital, London, Ontario, \nCanada and Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, \nPennsylvania. He completed his Gastroenterology \nFellowship at Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, \nPennsylvania and received Board Certification in \nInternal Medicine at Presbyterian University \nHospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a \nclinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh \nuntil 1980.\n\nIn the early 1960's Dr. Nallathambi was asked by Dr. \nTom Dooley, Lowell Thomas and Congressman Walter \nJudd to become Chief Medical Officer for the Central \nRelief Committee of India. As such, he led a team of \ndoctors and nurses who set-up clinics to care for \nthe thousands of Tibetan refugees who had escaped to \nIndia. Many of these 25-30 bed clinics are still \nfunctioning today. During those years, Dr. \nNallathambi served as the personal physician to His \nHoliness the Dalai Lama and his family.\n\nIn 1972, Dr. Nallathambi established a medical \npractice in Butler through which he has served the \nneeds of thousands of area residents. He served as \nPresident of the medical staff of Butler Memorial \nHospital and Chairman of the Butler County Medical \nSociety. He was a member of St. Andrews United \nPresbyterian Church, Butler, Pennsylvania.\n\nHis hobby was growing tropical plants and \nvegetables. He operated a large farm in St. James, \nJamaica, a farm in Homestead, Florida and was \ninvolved in horticulture in Hosur, India.\n\nHis passion was the Indo American Home for Children \nthat he and Dr. Helga Nallathambi founded in 1999 in \nKannangulam, India. It is owned and operated by the \nNallathambi Education and Health Foundation and \nexists as a mission to shelter, feed, clothe, \neducate and provide medical care in a nurturing, \nChristian environment for orphaned and destitute \nchildren. Many people in the Butler area support the \nChildren's Home.\n\nSurvivors include his grand-nephew Kingsley Lawrence \nof New Jersey, grand-niece Regi Yesudhas of Texas, \ngrand-niece Namrata (Ram) Andriessens of Maryland.\n\nVisitation for S.A. Nallathambi, MD who died, \nSunday, December 29, 2019 will be from 9:00 a.m. to \n11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Andrews \nUnited Presbyterian Church, 201 East Jefferson \nStreet, Butler, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will \nbe held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020, \nat St. Andrews United Presbyterian Church with \nPastor Merry Meloy and Reverend Doctor Gordon K. \nPowell officiating.\n\nIn lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made \nto St. Andrews United Presbyterian Church, 201 East \nJefferson Street, Butler or the Indo American Home \nfor Children, Post Office Box 909, Butler, \nPennsylvania 16003.