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Charles Derrow M.D.


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Charles Derrow M.D. Obituary
Derrow, MD, Charles
1949 - 2018
Charles Alan "Chuck" Derrow MD died at home on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from frontotemporal degeneration, a long and progressive organic dementing illness. Chuck was born in 1949 in New York City, the eldest son of David and Muriel Derrow (née Bernstein), and moved to Columbus in 1963. He graduated from Eastmoor High School, the University of Michigan, and then Ohio State University College of Medicine. After completing residency in internal medicine in New York, he returned to Columbus and practiced in primary care for over 20 years. He served as medical director of several Columbus extended care facilities, and later added a subspecialty certification in Geriatrics. Chuck was preceded in death by his mother, Muriel, as well as by his first wife, Sherry Mulne. He is survived by his loving wife and devoted caregiver, Susan Couden; his father, David; his siblings: Martin (Wendy), Sandra Perry (Keith), Andrew (Janis), and Philip (Barbara); his children: Solomon (Catherine), Shoshana Krilow (Chad), Avram (Ginger), and Zoe Mitchell (David); his stepdaughter, Etana Caplin. He is survived also by his 9 grandchildren - Dovra, Gabrielle, Rafael, Charlotte, May, Zev, Jianni, Drea, and Charlie - who knew him in different ways but all loved their Saba. Funeral services will be held at Epstein Memorial Chapel, located at 3232 E. Main Street in Columbus, on Thursday at 10:30 AM. Family will receive visitors Thursday from 1-3 PM and from 6-8 PM at 2247 Astor Avenue in Bexley. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the University of Michigan School of Public Health's Lawren H. Daltroy Memorial fund, which provides support to students focusing on physician/patient communication. The fund was established by Chuck in memory of his best and oldest friend. Website: https://leadersandbest.umich.edu/find/#!/give/basket/fund/570690 or via mail attn: School of Public Health, Office of Development, 1415 Washington Heights Boulevard, Ann Arbor 48109.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 7, 2018
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