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J. Richard "Dick" Costin


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
J. Richard "Dick" Costin Obituary
Costin J Richard "Dick" Costin, D.O., age 87, of Upper Arlington, died on Saturday, August 9, 2014. He was born August 14, 1926 in Van Wert, Ohio to Orrie and Lena (Royer) Costin. He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Miami University, and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was the devoted husband to Martha K. (Andre) Costin, who preceded him in death. He will be deeply missed by his children, David A. Costin (Dawn Koehlinger) and Dr. Richard R. Costin (Barbara Sivright); three grandchildren, Jonathan, Carolyn and Katie; and several nieces and nephews. As well as a loving husband, father and grandfather, he spent his life serving others through his work as a distinguished surgeon and educator at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, since 1950. He served as the Surgical Resident Program Director, Surgery Department Chairman, Medical Staff President, and Hospital and Foundation Trustee. He was the President of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and President of the Ohio Osteopathic Association. He was a member and Chairman of the Board at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, helping to lead it from college to university status, where the Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators was founded and named in his honor in 2003. He was past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and served as a member until his death. He dedicated his life to promoting the health and well-being of the community and positively influenced the lives of many. As a lover of the arts, he was an avid gardener who enjoyed landscaping and growing orchids. He was a gifted musician, playing both the trumpet and piano, and enjoyed leading "The Docs of Dixieland" jazz band. A memorial service, celebrating his life, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, where the family will receive friends immediately following the service in Brownlee Hall. The Reverend James Long will officiate. If desired, contributions may be made to The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, 1500 Lakeshore Dr., Columbus, OH 43204 in his memory. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences and share memories.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 13 to Aug. 17, 2014
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