Andrew W. Botschner M.D.
1929 - 2020
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Andrew W. Botschner, M.D.


Andrew W. Botschner, M.D., age 90. Born July 23, 1929 in Massillon, Ohio to Andrew and Susan (Zultner) Botschner. Beloved practicing Stark County Obstetrician & Gynecologist for thirty-five years. He graduated from Massillon Washington High School in 1947, attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, and graduated from Western Reserve (now Case Western Reserve) University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1951 with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry. At Washington High, he attended Buckeye Boys State, was a member of the Hi-Y Club, and served as president of Student Council. He remained a lifelong Massillon Tigers fan. While at Heidelberg on scholarship he served as freshman class president and was a member of the Excelsior Society. Upon graduation from college, he served for three years in the Korean War as a 1st Lt. USAF Medical Service Corp (MSC) as a hospital laboratory office. At the conclusion of the war, he was honorably discharged. He married his loving wife Barbara (deceased) in 1956. He entered medical school at Western Reserve University College of Medicine in Cleveland, graduating with his M.D. degree in 1959. He took his medical internship at Denver General Hospital, University of Colorado Medical School, and subsequently his medical residency at University Hospital, the Ohio State University in Columbus, where he was named outstanding resident and Chief OB/GYN Resident. While at Ohio State University, he earned his masters' degree in Medical Science. In 1964, he began a busy private practice as an OB/GYN in Canton/North Canton, through his retirement in 1999. He was board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. While a practicing physician, he served as Perry High School football team doctor for ten years, was a member of the North Canton Rotary Club, and served as a volunteer for the Migrant Workers Clinic in Hartville. His hospital affiliations included Aultman Hospital, where he served on the Medical Policy Board and was Vice-Chairman of the OB/GYN department, and Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio. His professional affiliations included the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Surgeons, and the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Upon retirement, he enjoyed serving for many years as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Andy was preceded in death by his three sisters, Eleanor, Elizabeth and Joan; his wife of 56 years, Barbara; and his son-in-law, Tom. He is survived by his daughter, Amy of Columbus, and her three children, Grace, Jack and Claire; son, Andrew and fiancee, Mindy Muenich of Cincinnati; and son, Tim of North Canton and his three children, Timothy, David and Abby. He loved his children and grandchildren and they in turn loved him. He was a kind, loving and generous father and grandad who will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Massillon with the Rev. Eli Klingensmith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stark County Humane Society. Condolences may be left online at

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Published in The Repository on Aug. 12, 2020.
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August 22, 2020
Dr. Botschner was my OB for many years of trying to start a family. After 12 years we were able to have identical twin daughters, if they had been boys, one would have been named Andrew. He was always so kind and considerate and so sweet. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Deepest Sympathy to his loving family.
Joan Yeager
August 15, 2020
I will always have fond memories of Dr. Botschner with pipe in hand relaxing in his family room after a long day’s work. I am truly grateful for the Botschners bringing one of my most cherished childhood friends into this world, his daughter Amy, and for delivering my cousins, the Rath children to our big Greek family. RIP Dr. Andy, and may your memory be eternal.
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August 14, 2020
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David Simiele
August 14, 2020
With deepest sympathy to the Botschner family for your loss. You will be in my prayers.
Mary Ann V.
August 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. "Doc" was a compassionate, kind OB/GYN and caring soul. An honor to have known him. He would light up at each of our visits with our pups.

The Szekeres Family
Szekeres Family
August 13, 2020
What a wonderful man and such a kind and compassionate doctor! I remember several hours after he had delivered my son he came into my hospital room (which was a very large like suite with an oversized bath) and he chucked, "Well, did I do good for you here or what?" We both laughed and laughed after that as I had no idea how I was placed in such a large spacious room. But yes, he did do good for me as he delivered my son with such professionalism, kindness and care. My sincere condolences to the family. Heaven does have another angel.
Terrilyn K
August 13, 2020
Dr. B was not only my OB/GYN doctor, but was my boss for the last several several years that he practiced. I also worked with him on the OB/GYN units at both Aultman & Timken Mercy hospitals prior to that. He was a kind, gentle, compassionate man & doctor. His patients trusted & loved him. He will be missed!!
Linda Hoffman
August 13, 2020
He delivered my children and was one of the kindest doctors I’ve ever known. A great man! I feel lucky to have known him. Prayers for your family.
Cindy ionno
August 12, 2020
For. Andrew Botschner was our wonderful neighbor. We live on Beachwood , Ohio now. However, we have wonderful memories of our neighbors on Deerfield Drive, North Canton.
He was also my good colleague at the Aultman Hospital.
God grant eternal peace to his departed soul. Our deepest condolences to the loving family. Dr, Vinayak Mehta and Mrs. saryu Mehta
Vinayak Mehta
August 12, 2020
What a wonderful man and doctor. Heaven has an angel!
Karla Patton
August 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful, caring, and kind doctor who treated both my mother and myself. I’m sure he will be greatly missed....
Susan Selinsky Smith
August 12, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dan Sr and Jr Braucher
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