Dr. Sakda Suwan
April 7, 1941 - December 25, 2020
Geisen Funeral Home
Bea Castillo
Evelyn Santos MD
Sunah Kim and Kim family
Stephen Krol
Robert S Martino MD
Teri Oshaben
Jacqueline Carter
Lisa Phillips
Mary Ann Hansen
Robin Catlin
Tim Fortier
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tuesday 12/29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tuesday 12/29, 12:00 pm
A time of sharing & reflection by the family

Services will conclude at the Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

Dr. Sakda Suwan, a respected cardiovascular surgeon who served the Northwest Indiana community for nearly three decades after emigrating from Thailand and relocating from New York City, died on Christmas Day in Crown Point. He was 79. His death, which occurred at Franciscan Health hospital as a result of complications of Covid-19, was confirmed by…

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Venkatrama Garlapati left a message on January 5, 2021:
my heartfelt condolenses to his family.i knew him for many years as a cardiac surgeon.he is the best cardiac surgeon i worked with.my deepest sympathy
F Idjadi MD, FACS left a message on January 3, 2021:
My deepest sympathy regarding the passing of Dr. Suwan. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Suwan in our Chief Residency period at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center. We all found him to be a very well-liked, well-respected, most professional, empathetic and knowledgeable surgeon. This is a big loss for all.
Cathy Carson left a message on January 2, 2021:
Paul i am so sorry for your loss. The STP Group took care of both my Parents with open heart surgeries. They were like part of our family. I worked at St. Anthony till 2012 and often ran into these fine men or helped them sending out pages to other doctors. I will always remember them and their kindness. God Bless you.
Paul & Shirley Seamon left a message on December 31, 2020:
We are so sorry for the loss of your dear dad. We live in the same neighborhood and whenever we would meet him he always had such a happy deposition and smile on his face. He will be missed.
Dewey Larson left a message on December 30, 2020:
I will miss seeing Sakta every day and talking to Him. We talked about all sorts of problems in our world and all sorts of blessings in our world and about life in general. I have been his neighbor for at least 25 years. We all loved to be with him and He has left us with many great memories.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Michael Kovacich left a message on December 29, 2020:
I was saddened to read of Dr. Suwan's passing. He was meticulous surgeon, great humanitarian and perfect gentleman. It is heartwarming to read notes of condolence from so many members of the medical community. May rest in eternal peace.
Bea Castillo left a message on December 29, 2020:
Sending love to Paul and Dr. Suwans family.
Evelyn Santos MD left a message on December 29, 2020:
Praying for your eternal rest Dr Suwan. I will remember your kindness for a long time.Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.
Jo Ann Wright left a message on December 29, 2020:
I am saddened to hear the loss of a great CV surgeon and person. I worked at Methodist Southlake Hospital in the ICU with him when I first moved to Indiana; and he was very a compassionate, skilled, and respected MD. My condolences to his friends and family.
Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Tang left a message on December 28, 2020:
Our sincere and deepest condolences to Dr. Suwan's family. May he rest in eternal peace. From Ben, Donna and Luke.
Karen Pavel left a message on December 28, 2020:
This news breaks my heart. I was honored to work with he, Drs Porapaiboon, Thupvong and Tara while at St Anthony doing Open Heart Surgery. Not only was he compassionate, but he always treated the staff with respect. He will not be forgotten..
Sunah Kim and Kim family left a message on December 28, 2020:
Deepest condolences to the Suwan family. Dr. Suwan’s son Paul and I were school classmates.
Stephen Krol left a message on December 28, 2020:
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends. It was an honor to have worked with Dr. Suwan .
Sompop srisuwananukorn left a message on December 28, 2020:
Please have our condolences From my wife and me sompop srisuwananukorn
Robert S Martino MD left a message on December 28, 2020:
Dr.Suwan was a great cardiovascular surgeon and a wonderful man! I have the greatest respect of him and he was beloved by all. It was an honor to have him a friend.
Lisa Wilkie left a message on December 28, 2020:
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. I worked with Dr. Suwan many years ago. He was a fantastic surgeon and a wonderful human being. Very compassionate and caring. He will be missed. Praying for comfort and strength for you. Rest in eternal peace Dr.Suwan.
SHIRLEY A. URBANEK left a message on December 28, 2020:
I'm so sorry to read of Dr.s passing. He was such a very nice man. Shirley Urbanek R.N.
Teri Oshaben left a message on December 28, 2020:
In memory of Dr. Sakda Suwan, Teri Oshaben lit a candle
Jacqueline Carter left a message on December 28, 2020:
My deepest sympathy.
Lisa Phillips left a message on December 28, 2020:
In memory of Dr. Sakda Suwan, Lisa Phillips lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cynthia keilman left a message on December 27, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of DoctorSuwan's passing. I worked with him at Methodist Hospital for many years he also was my father's open heart doctor my father was in a very bad condition 10% chance of living Dr. Suwan did his surgery as my father requested but my father did not make it and when he came to the family after my father's passing he cried that he wasn't able to save him even though we knew he only had a 10% chance but his caring attitude was what he always had from the time I met him until the time he left Methodist.
Maxine (Max) Schafer left a message on December 27, 2020:
Dr.Suwan was one of the sweetest, kindest men I've know. I worked at St. Anthony's with him for many years. He always had a smile and a hello. He will be missed by many.
Mary Ann Hansen left a message on December 27, 2020:
Many of us long timers at Methodist grew up there with Dr. Suwan .He was our mentor and our friend, and an absolutely phenomenal surgeon. Our hope for many of our patients and their families. A compassionate care provider who always gave his best to his patients and expected the same from us. Patients came from all areas including Chicago to see him. He truly made a difference for so many of us, both staff and patients. Deepest sympathy to his family. May you be comforted by beautiful memories and the honorable legacy Dr. left for all.
Robin Catlin left a message on December 27, 2020:
In memory of Dr. Sakda Suwan, Robin Catlin lit a candle
Dr. & Mrs. Pravit Sinchai & Families left a message on December 27, 2020:
With deep sorrow, we learned of the passing of our close friend, Dr. Sakda. He was a loving husband and father, brilliant surgeon, and dedicated supporter of the Thai and Buddhist community. He was strong-willed and worked tirelessly towards improving the world around him. Though he will be missed tremendously, we take solace in the fact that he is now at peace. Dr Sakda was extremely proud of his son Paul, who has grown up to become an exceptional gentleman with a cheerful personality, always radiating positivity to those around him. Our entire family would like to extend our love and support to Paul during this very difficult time. Dr. Pravit, Pornpimon, Oat, Ed and Add Sinchai and family
Tim Fortier left a message on December 27, 2020:
In memory of Dr. Sakda Suwan, Tim Fortier lit a candle
Donna Murphy left a message on December 27, 2020:
I'm so sorry you lost your beloved dad. Peace to you and your family.
Sooz left a message on December 27, 2020:
Heaps of love , Suwan family.
Ravichai Nikrodhanond, M.D. left a message on December 27, 2020:
You are a good person. I am going to missed you terribly. R.I.P. my dear friend.
Beverly Novak left a message on December 27, 2020:
So sad to hear this. He was an amazing surgeon and an outstanding honest and kind person. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him.
Opas,Permsuk Anothayanontha left a message on December 27, 2020:
Great loss,RIP,my dear friend Sakda
Virginia Ait Said left a message on December 27, 2020:
Dr Suwan was simply the best. Excellent surgeon, excellent friend but most of all excellent human being. I thank you for being a role model and teacher, GOD Bless you.
Mridula Prasad left a message on December 27, 2020:
Great surgeon and great humanbeing
The Fitzpatricks left a message on December 27, 2020:
Our deep sympathy. ❤️
David Miles PhD CRNA left a message on December 27, 2020:
Dr. Suwan was an excellent surgeon and physician . He was very talented, caring , and dedicated . I worked with Dr. Suwan for many years at Methodist hospitals and was amazed by his skill set and endurance . My condolences to his son and extended family.
Ione spurling left a message on December 27, 2020:
Dr Suwan was one of the best. A great surgeon and a nice person. I worked with him for many years and admired him so much. My heartfelt condolences go out to his son, Paul and to other members of his family. May God Bless him.
Mary Hutchison NP left a message on December 27, 2020:
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Suwan. He was an incredibly generous person and dedicated himself to others. He will be remembered for all his great works in the field of medicine and his good deeds. With Symapathy-Mary Hutchison
Karen Perez left a message on December 27, 2020:
Dr. Suwan was a humble and giving person. He taught me everything I know not only about cardiovascular surgery but how to be a good person in this trying world. He will be truly missed on this earth.
Brian Olgee left a message on December 27, 2020:
In memory of Dr. Sakda Suwan, Brian Olgee lit a candle
Karen Ashley left a message on December 27, 2020:
RIH, you will not be forgotten for your work and kindness you showed toward others. My sincere condolences 🙏
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Anita Edgington left a message on December 27, 2020:
What a great healer/ surgeon he was such a kind and caring person
Melanie Samardzija left a message on December 27, 2020:
My condolences to Dr Suwan’s family. I owe Dr Suwan so much; he taught me everything there was to know about taking care of open heart patients and always served as a mentor. I owe him much. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless!
Jan (Iwan) Stuber left a message on December 26, 2020:
Dr. Suwan did my mom's open heart in 1984 when she was 59. (Dr. Zigler said she wouldn't have lived till xmas.) She was one of the first 100 patients to have open heart at Methodist Hospital. He saved her life and she never had another cardiac problem till she died at 83. I used to write Dr Suwan letters of thanks on xmas and my moms birthdays. Looks like it's her turn to thank him in person. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear father. May god bless you both always.
Precha Wongtrakool left a message on December 26, 2020:
Sakda Suwan,MD was one of my closed medical school classmate. He was polite gentle and caring person. He was loved by his classmate friends. It is a great loss for us. I want to express my condolence to Paul,his only son. R. I. P. My dear friend. Precha Wongtrakool,MD.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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