Edwin Eugene Schottenstein

Edwin Eugene Schottenstein, 78, of Columbus, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019.

He was born in 1940, a son of the late Abraham and Betty Schottenstein. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Melva Lee Schottenstein; brother, Melvin Schottenstein; sister, Shirley Sacks; and daughter-in-law, Sara Schottenstein.

He is survived by sons, Michael (Judy), Jeffrey and Douglas; grandchildren, Gabriel, Jonah, Adam, Abigail and Daniel; and devoted friend and companion, Barbara McAllister.

Edwin grew up in Bellefontaine. He obtained his bachelor of science degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in Louisville, Ky. He resided in Louisville until 1982 when he returned with his family to Columbus. He was a former judge and maintained his legal practice full time until the very end of his life.

He served as president, secretary and vice president of the Law Alumni Foundation, University of Louisville School of Law. He published a number of articles in his field; was a member of the American, Columbus, Ohio State, Louisville and Kentucky bar associations, achieved diplomate status with the National Trial Lawyers Association and was listed in the 2016 Top Lawyers In Central Ohio by Columbus CEO Magazine. Ed enjoyed his family, his work and a good Sherlock Holmes movie. He will be dearly missed.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Epstein Memorial Chapel in Bexley. Burial was in New Agudus Achim Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital. Express condolences at www.epsteinmemorial.com.

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