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David B. Costin

David B. Costin, 76, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 in Mary Rutan Hospital. He was born in Bellefontaine on January 13, 1938, the son of the late Roland Joseph and Margaret (Dowell) Costin.

He is survived by a son, David D. Costin of Bellefontaine and a daughter, Lee Ann (Todd) Brown of Urbana, three grandchildren, Dax Brown, C.J. Costin, and Colton Costin and a niece and a nephew and his dog, Pete.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Smucker and a nephew, Brian Smucker.

David was a 1956 graduate of Bellefontaine High School where he was in concert and marching band, playing the trombone. He then attended Miami University before graduating from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1960. He worked as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for several funeral homes including Van Horn Funeral Home in Lakeview and Reeder Funeral Home in DeGraff before coming to work for Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine in 1963. He was a partner in Eichholtz Funeral Home beginning in 1976 until 1990, when he retired.

He had attended the First United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine, was a member of the Elks Club, Bellefontaine and served as Lake Township Trustee for many years. His hobbies included mushroom hunting, restoring old cars, fishing and watching NASCAR racing. In years past he enjoyed Tennessee Walking Horses and traveling to Florida. He was a generous man and had a quiet way of helping a person in need.

Gene Marine will officiate a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Casual attire has been requested by the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Top of Ohio Pet Shelter, 2521 US RT 68 N. Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or to Barely Used Pets Rescue, 2790 E Hwy 36, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

Condolences may be made to www.edsfh.com.

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