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 Jan. 13, 1938, a son of the late Roland Joseph and Margaret Dowell Costin.

He is survived by a son, David D. Costin of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Lee Ann (Todd) Brown of Urbana; three grandchildren, Dax Brown, C.J. Costin and Colton Costin; 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 from 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 a 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 officiates a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Casual attire has been requested by the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Top of Ohio Pet Shelter, 2521 N. U.S Route 68, Bellefontaine OH 43311; and to Barely Used Pets Rescue, 2790 E. State Route 36, Urbana OH 43078.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be made to www.edsfh.com.