Richard “Dick” Kohn, age 89, passed away on Dec. 30, 2019.

Preceded in death by his parents, George and Olga Kohn; brother, Ervin (Gertrude) Kohn and son, Randall Kohn. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Kohn; daughter, Robyn (Bob) Canvasser and daughter-in-law, Reesa Kohn; grandchildren, Jack and Ben Canvasser and Joshua, Jordyn and Ryan Kohn; brother-in-law, Matthew (Roz Travis) Koch; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A special thanks to all of Richard’s devoted caregivers, especially Sherry Bowman and Willie Ross.

Richard was a graduate of The Ohio State University and its law school. He was a member of Columbus and the Ohio State Bar Associations, past president of the Tau Epsilon Rho Legal Fraternity and a lifetime member of B’nai Brith and Jewish War Veterans. He was a lifetime member and past president of Beth Jacob Congregation, past vice president of Columbus Torah Academy and served on the boards of Wexner Heritage Village and JewishColumbus.

He was the recipient of the Shofar Award and the Parness Award from Beth Jacob Congregation.

Funeral services were held Jan. 1 at Epstein Memorial Chapel in Columbus. Interment will follow at New Beth Jacob cemetery. Shiva will be observed from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 at Creekside at the Village. All minyan services will begin at 4:50 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Beth Jacob Congregation ( or Randy Kohn Youth Sports Fund at the JCC of Greater Columbus (

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