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Dr. Irving Kolin

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Kolin, Dr. Irving of Winter Park died on April 15, 2014 at the age of 74 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Shelley Kolin; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Karen Kolin; son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Linda Kolin; brother-in-law and sister, Morris and Susan Mark; and grandchildren, Dena and Abi. Dr. Kolin was born in Brooklyn, New York to Leo and Jean Kolin who had escaped the Nazis during the Anschluss. He attended Lincoln High School and graduated from University of Buffalo as a Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Kolin later studied at S.U.N.Y. School of Medicine at Buffalo, graduating with honors. He did his internship and residency at Payne Whitney Clinic at Cornell Medical Center in New York Hospital. During the Vietnam War, he served as a commander, opening the Orlando Naval Hospital in 1969. Following his Navy service, Dr. Kolin established a private medical practice in 1971. Dr. Kolin was Chief of Psychiatry at Orange Memorial Hospital, later ORMC, and established the med-psych and addictions unit at Florida Hospital. He was president of the Orange County Mental Health Association. He had multiple board certifications and practiced Psychiatry for decades, serving the community's mental health needs and pioneering psychopharmacological clinical research at Kolin Research Group. He was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Life Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. He shared his passion for practicing medicine with many colleagues and educated future doctors, serving on the faculties of both the University of Florida and University of Central Florida College of Medicine, which he was instrumental in founding. He and his wife, a prominent designer, worked together on fundraisers for the Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Hadassah, and Orlando Ballet. He was a devoted husband and father to adoring children and Papa to his granddaughters. He enjoyed living in Central Florida and engaging in outdoor activities, waterskiing well into his 60s. Dr. Kolin is remembered for his generosity, kindness, and sense of humor. He loved his family, his work, and telling a good joke. A sanctuary service will be held at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland at 11:00 am on Friday, April 18, 2014, Rabbi Aaron Rubinger officiating. Memorial donations may be made to: Congregation Ohev Shalom Education Scholarship Fund. Please sign guestbook at: http://tinyurl.com/nrlflvz
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Apr. 17, 2014
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