Family, friends create scholarship to honor man killed in New Scotland

The family of a man killed at his home in New Scotland on April 13 has set up a scholarship fund in his honor.

The Philip L. Rabadi, MS, PA-C ’15 Legacy Fund has been established by his wife Ellie Radin and his family and friends. The scholarship fund at Albany Medical College will "honor Philip’s beautiful life."

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The fund will "directly support deserving students at Albany Medical College," which is Rabadi’s alma mater.

NewsChannel 13 spoke with Philip Rabadi’s cousin by phone, who says the family wants to inspire others to be healers and get into the medical field to give back to their communities as he did.

His cousin says Philip was Albany raised, educated and that he gave so much back to the community that brought him up. She says he was dignified beyond his years.

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Now his family wants other bright, young students with his same commitment to their community to benefit in his memory through their academic journey.

She says Philip was peaceful, happy and confident, and that he and his wife Ellie were partners in life and at work, and they were soulmates. The two worked at the same practice at St. Peter’s Hospital together.

Their goal is to get enough donations to endow the fund in perpetuity. To donate, click here.

Rabadi’s family is laying him to rest privately Thursday.

The man accused of killing him, Jacob L. Klein, is due back in New York later this week or early next week to face a murder charge.