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Olson, Kevin
1956 - 2018
Kevin Olson, D.O., Ph. D., 61, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away suddenly on January 13, 2018 in Upper Arlington. Kevin was born in Ashland, Ohio to Samuel and Dorothy Olson on May 23, 1956. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1974 then obtained an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. Kevin proceeded to obtain his Masters Degree and his Ph.D from The Ohio State University. Kevin then obtained his medical degree as a doctor of osteopathy from Ohio University. He married Peggy Olson on June 18, 1982 in Columbus, Ohio. He owned and practiced at Columbus Health Professionals for 28 years. He enjoyed his patients and the numerous medical residents he mentored during his career. Kevin served as President of both the American Osteopathic Association and the Upper Arlington Lacrosse Association. He was also designated master faculty as a clinical professor in family medicine from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoyed supporting his children through both coaching and spectating their various athletic endeavors. He loved to cook, exercise (he even ran three marathons), local arts, and the theater. Kevin is preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Dorothy Olson and his father-in-law Marcel Moser. Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; children, K.C. Meleski (Sarah), Kyle Olson (Sarah), Katie Fried (Marty), Keith Olson (Meaghan); grandchildren, Clara, Maggie, Josh, James, Valarie, Carmella, Luke, Penelope, Kellan, Knox, and Karter. He is also survived by siblings, Gary Olson (Patty), Rex Olson (Suzanne), Lori Farlow (Mike), Dave Moser (Cindy), Rick Moser (Kathy); mother-in-law, Connie Moser; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday, January 19 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road in Upper Arlington. Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 20 at 4:30 PM at Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1235 Northwest Blvd. in Grandview. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Helen P. Alkire Scholarship Fund (Fund Number 600066) c/o The Ohio State University Department of Dance, 316 Sullivant Hall, 1813 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences and share memories.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2018
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