Kevin R. Costin
1949 - 2020
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Kevin R. Costin, 71, of Manchester, NH passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. With him were Kevin, Eric and Carol.

Kevin was born on January 20, 1949, in Yonkers, NY, the son of the late Edward and Helen (Rondeau) Costin.

He was a veteran and served from 1968 - 1972 in the United States Air Force.

Following his service, Kevin graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in June 1974 with an Associates of Science degree and Certificate in Physicians Clinical Assisting. For the better part of the next forty years he dedicated his professional life practicing Family Medicine.

Kevin served on the NH Board of Medicine from 1998 - 2008. He later became the first Physician's Assistant to be president of the NH State Board of Medicine and the second Physician's Assistant in the country to serve as president on a state board of medicine.

His hobbies and interests included; fishing, football and he was an avid Yankees fan. His passion was for umpiring little league baseball, with the highlight being umpiring at the little league regional finals in Bristol, CT.

Members of his family include; his two sons, Kevin R.E. Costin and Eric W. Costin and his wife Courtney, two grandsons, Brayden and Dylan Costin, former wife Carol, one brother, Ed Costin, one sister, Marge Many, two nieces and one nephew.

SERVICES: There will be a Memorial service planned in the future.

It has been suggested that those who wish may make memorial gifts to Esophageal Cancer Research, in memory of Kevin.

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net




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Published in Union Leader on Dec. 11, 2020.
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January 3, 2021
Kevin, Thanks for the countless volunteer hours you dedicated to Little League Baseball. In 2015 you stepped up once again and volunteered for the NH District One umpire crew during districts. Your contribution on and off the field will be missed.
Mike Robinson
Brother in Blue
Bedford Little League
Mike Robinson
Friend
December 21, 2020
My deepest condolences to Carol and sons, Kevin and Eric. I had the privilege of working with Kevin at Manchester Family Health Center and Family Physicians of Manchester. He was an excellent diagnostician and his patients loved him. He would never refuse seeing an extra patient at the end of a long day. May he rest in peace, knowing that he gave the best of himself to those in need.
Maureen Camire
Coworker
December 16, 2020
Worked with Kevin for many year he was the best PA ever.Kevin always took care of his patients and they all loved him.He would even make house calls back in the day.
Annette Gagne Kiskinis
Coworker
December 15, 2020
Carol,
So very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. He was a great PA and diagnostician. He spoke often of his sons and was very involved with their lives. You were always so supportive of Kevin. May he rest in peace.
With sincere sympathy, Cheryl Jacques
Cheryl Jacques Jacques
Friend
December 13, 2020
My condolences to Carol, his boys and extended family, I worked at Manchester Family Health Center in the early 90's and have fond memories of him. He was a great PA who put patients first. My last memory of seeing him was on the little league field when I was attending a game for a family member.
Jennifer Kaminski
Coworker
December 13, 2020
My love goes out to Carol and the boys. May he RIP. Prayers for you all!
liz feren
Friend
December 13, 2020
Carol, I was so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. He was a great guy and caring provider. His legacy as a PA in the state of NH will be remembered always. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jo-Anne Manson
Friend
December 12, 2020
A great man, physician assistant, and I considered him both a friend and colleague even though years separated our meetings...he was an important part in the advancement of the profession. Prayers of comfort and peace for family, friends and colleagues...
Robert Massey
Coworker
December 12, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
David Gurrrera
Acquaintance
December 12, 2020
Mr.Costin, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH
Friend
December 11, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Kevin. He was a wonderful PA and both my husband and I went to him for years at The Manchester Family Health Center. My sister was a nurse there also and worked with him many years. I always remember her complimenting him and saying he was one doctor that she truly trusted with her life. He really cared about his patients and we always felt that we were in good hands. I also enjoyed chatting with him in the office about his two sons since I had them both in second grade.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope all your special memories will help you through this difficult time......
Paul & Linda Gagnon
Friend
December 11, 2020
"I am saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. Kevin was a great PA and a great mentor for me as I became more involved in our PA state society and then with the NH Board of Medicine. He along with other pioneer PAs paved a path for PAs in NH. He was respected by many! Prayers to his family in this sad time." -Susan Finerty , Friend Dec 11, 2020
SUSAN FINERTY
Friend
December 11, 2020
I've known Kevin since the early 1980's. He was a very smart and caring practitioner with a wonderful sense of humor. Condolences to his family.

Jim Calimeri
Friend
December 11, 2020
So sad to hear of this! May you rest in peace.
Lindsey Holcombe
Acquaintance
December 11, 2020
Condolences to Kevin’s loved ones. He was my healthcare provider for years growing up and continued through the next generation treating my son as well. I miss that secure feeling of having someone who doesn’t treat you like just another number. Rest easy Kevin.
Cindy
Acquaintance
December 11, 2020
Our condolences to the Costin family. Kevin was a great clinician and always provided our son Liam top notch, compassionate care. Additionally, as a pharmaceutical sales representative Kevin was always willing to share his valuable time with me on a regular basis. We will miss your friendship, advice, wit, and sense of humor. We will keep you and the Costin family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mike Moran
Friend
December 11, 2020
Kevin was a wonderful, dedicated provider who loved his children and grandchildren sharing stories and pictures. May he ref in heaven!
Sally Garhart
Friend
December 11, 2020
Kevin had undeniably excellent diagnostic skills, even better than most MDs with whom he worked (BC). He was good with people of all ages. He listened to his patients’ concerns with empathy, and offered reasonable solutions and made many people’s healthcare experiences better!
Did he have a struggle here and there? Oh yes, but he carried on with dignity.
Lorraine Cornell
Friend
December 11, 2020
My condolences to his family. Kevin was a great person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Kevin paved the way in New Hampshire for PA’s with his compassionate care for patients and the respect he had gained from medical colleagues. Good bye my friend, I will keep you in my prayers.
Scott Evans
Friend
December 11, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. He was an amazing PA and always treated myself and my family with the utmost care and professionalism. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Cheryl O'Neill
Acquaintance
December 10, 2020
So sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I worked with him for 17 years at Manchester Family Health Center. He was an excellent, caring Physician Assistant. He will be missed. God Bless. Paul Collins MD and Lynn Collins
Paul Collins
Friend
December 10, 2020
I would like to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with Kevin for 20 years. He was very dedicated to his work. He was very thoughtful and always talked about his family. He was very well liked by his patients and staff. He was a very special person. He will be missed by all. Carol and Glen Tack
Carol Tack
Friend
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