Richard Hugh Coomer “Dick” entered into eternal rest on October 10, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born in Princeton, IN on November 17, 1933.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Donziger Coomer; daughters, Karen Beth Coomer and Rebecca Coomer Minkin, son-in-law, Matthew David Minkin, grandchildren, Isabella Claire Minkin and Nicholas Coomer Minkin and many nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mildred Coomer; and siblings, Dixie Hickrod and James Coomer.
Before moving back to Columbus, OH a year ago. Dick resided in Seabrook Island, SC for 22 years. On Seabrook, he was active in his community, serving on the planning commission for the Town of Seabrook Island, as well as being an avid golfer and accomplished tennis player. Dick graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, IN and before serving his country in the Army, played pro baseball in the NY Yankees farm system One of the highlights of Dick’s baseball career was getting the lone hit in a game off of Hall of Fame pitcher, Satchel Paige at age 17. After serving in the Army, Dick attended Indiana University, graduating with a B.S. in business. At IU, he was a four-year letter winner playing 2nd base for the Hoosier baseball team. While living in Columbus, Dick was a stock broker, ending his career at Lehman Brothers. He then owned and operated Isaly’s Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe in German Village. Dick will be remembered as a gentleman: Always positive. Always active. Always a father. The family extends its gratitude to his loving caregivers at Sunrise of Bexley and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 11 AM at Green Lawn Cemetery – Temple Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. Shiva will be observed at the home of Rebecca and Matthew Minkin on Thursday from 3-5pm and 7-9pm.