Dr. Richard George Cassoff, 74, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, after succumbing to brain cancer. Born in Hackensack, N.J., Dr. "Rick" Cassoff was a "Pittsburgher" since 1968. He graduated from McGill University and earned a medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, he and Dr. Richard Schollaert founded Internal Medicine Associates in Ambridge, serving patients in the area for 44 years. He was well-liked and admired by his patients, colleagues and staff. Dr. Cassoff was a gifted physician with a friendly nature and delightful sense of humor. He enjoyed many special moments traveling, skiing and playing tennis with his wife, children and granddaughters, who affectionately called him "Poppa." An avid dog lover since childhood, Rick derived great pleasure from the dogs he cared for over the years. He enjoyed golfing with his son and friends, also devoting his time and talents serving on the boards of the Sewickley YMCA and Sewickley Valley Hospital. Dr. Cassoff resided in Edgeworth since 1977. He will forever be cherished by his wife of 49 years, Leslie; his children, Amy, Rachel, Richard Jr. (Geordie) and Brooke; and granddaughters, Julia and Zoe Torn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Warren Cassoff and Marion Cassoff.
Published by Sewickley Herald on Nov. 25, 2021.