Irving Kolin M.D. Obituary

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Irving S. Kolin M.D.

February 15, 1940 - April 15, 2014
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Irving S. Kolin M.D. of Winter Park died on April 15, 2014 at the age of 74 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Shelley Kolin; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Karen Kolin; son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Linda Kolin; brother-in-law and sister, Morris and Susan Mark; grandchildren, Dena and Abi; and nephew and niece, Matthew Mark and Tara Rosenblum. Dr. Kolin was born in Brooklyn, New York to Leo and Jean Kolin who had escaped the Nazis during the Anschluss. He graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Buffalo, where he was elected as a Phi Beta Kappa and...
Irving S. Kolin M.D. of Winter Park died on April 15, 2014 at the age of 74 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Shelley Kolin; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Karen Kolin; son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Linda Kolin; brother-in-law and sister, Morris and Susan Mark; grandchildren, Dena and Abi; and nephew and niece, Matthew Mark and Tara Rosenblum. Dr. Kolin was born in Brooklyn, New York to Leo and Jean Kolin who had escaped the Nazis during the Anschluss. He graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Buffalo, where he was elected as a Phi Beta Kappa and served as a master of AEPi. Dr. Kolin went to medical school at the State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo, where he graduated with honors. He did his internship and residency at Payne Whitney Clinic at Cornell Medical Center in New York Hospital. During the Vietnam War, he served as a commander, opening the Naval Hospital at Orlando's Naval Training Center in 1969. Following his service in the Navy, Dr. Kolin established a private medical practice in 1971. Dr. Kolin was Chief of Psychiatry at Orange Memorial Hospital, later ORMC, and he established the med-psych and addictions unit at Florida Hospital. He was president of the Orange County Mental Health Association and Founding Medical Director at Glenbeigh Hospital. Dr. Kolin had multiple board certifications and practiced Psychiatry for decades, serving the community's mental health needs and conducting pioneering psycho-pharmacological clinical research at Kolin Research Group. He was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Life Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. He shared his passion for practicing medicine with many colleagues and educated future doctors, serving on the faculties of both the University of Florida and University of Central Florida College of Medicine, which he was instrumental in founding. He was a physician who cared deeply for his patients, seeking the most advanced appropriate treatments available in mental health. He was a member of the Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. He and his wife, a prominent interior designer, worked together on fundraisers for the Cancer Society, Golden Gala, March of Dimes, Hadassah, Snow Babies, Opera Guild and Orlando Ballet. He was a devoted husband and father to adoring children and Papa to his granddaughters. He enjoyed living in Central Florida and took advantage of all things outdoors, water skiing well into his 60s. Dr. Kolin is remembered by colleagues, patients, and friends and family for his generosity, kindness, and keen sense of humor. He loved his family, his work, and telling a good joke. A sanctuary service will be held at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland at 11:00 am on Friday, April 18, 2014 with Rabbi Aaron Rubinger officiating. Graveside services for immediate family will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Congregation Ohev Shalom Education Scholarship Fund, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, FL 32751

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