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Richard Herbert Gurevitz, 84, passed away July 5, 2022 at the Tuscany Gardens Nursing Facility, Pataskala, OH. Preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Rose Gurevitz. Survived by sons Michael Gurevitz and Andrew (Jennifer) Gurevitz; sister Susan (Laurence) Schor; nieces and nephews Meredith (Rick) Marmurek, Joseph (Kristine) Schor, Wendy (Rami) Haim, Samuel Schor; and many cousins and friends.


Richard attended the Columbus Academy (1956), where he played varsity football; the Ohio State University (1960), where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and Romophos men's honorary society. He also attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (1967).


Affectionately known as "Dr. Dickie," his veterinary practices were Beechwood Animal Hospital and Bexley Veterinary Clinic. He also operated "My Doggie's Inn," a pet boarding and grooming business. He was also a member of the Columbus Veterinary Emergency Services.


He received the Sertoma International Tribune award, as well as the Centurion Award. He was a past President of B'nai B'rith Zion Lodge Number 62. He was also a lifetime member, past Secretary, and past Treasurer of the Columbus Bonsai Society. Featured in an article in the Marietta, Ohio Times newspaper, he was a lifetime member of the Beer Can Collectors of America, with an enormous collection acquired over the years (although he never drank the contents of his collection). He was a lifelong contributor to the American Red Cross blood drive, and provided years of service to the National Federation of the Blind's Ohio Radio Reading Service.


At his request, the family will not observe Shiva or hold a celebration of life. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The American Humane Society ( or The American Heart Association ( He will be remembered by many as a generous, caring, and loyal friend.