Charles F. Sinsabaugh M.D. died Monday, January 6, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Newark Hospital on January 12, 1921, the son of Frederick B. and Mary E. (Huffman) Sinsabaugh.
He attended elementary and grammer school in St Louisville and graduated from Utica - Washington High School in 1939. He attended the Ohio State University from 1939 to 1943 and was elected to the political science honorary Pi Sigma Alpha.
He served in the medical corps of the United States Army in World War II 1943 to 1946. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University cum laude with high distinction in Biological Science in 1947. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
He graduated from The Ohio State University Medical college in 1951 summa cum laude and was elected his junior year to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical college honorary.
He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital 1951-1952. In August 1952 he began the practice of family medicine in Newark, Ohio. He and Dr. Warren Koontz established Moundbuilders Doctors Park on West Main Street in Newark.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newark since 1952 and served on St. Paul’s church council.
He was an honorary member of the Licking Memorial Hospital Medical Staff. He was Chief of Staff at the time of the move from Newark Hospital to Licking Memorial Hospital in 1966. He has served as chairman at one time of all important committees of the hospital.
He was a member of the Licking County Medical Society, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He was a Charter member and Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. He was a member of the American Geriatric Society. He was Secretary from 1978 to 1980 of the OSU Medical Alumni Association, member of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Medical Alumni Association 1987 to 1995, life member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association and life member of The Ohio State University Medical Alumni Association; for many years and still a member of OSU Presidents Club; a member of the Order of Hippocrates and of OSU Advocates. He was on the steering committee of the College of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Award Endowment Fund and sub-committee. He was an active member of the board of The Ohio State University, Newark campus.
On September 14, 2001 he received the 50 Year Alumni Achievement Award from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health for distinguished service and achievement in the practice of medicine and dedication to the high ideals of the profession.
Dr. Sinsabaugh was a lifetime member of the Air Force Association. He was a member of the Licking County Historical Society, the Granville Historical Society and a Benefactor of the Ohio State University and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He was a Rotary Member for 20 years and was chair of the Polio Plus Campaign and raised $250,000 to eradicate polio in the world. In 1950’s, he and William Dayhuff, DDS were responsible for the fluoridation of water in Newark.
His great-grandfather, George Sinsabaugh, was a Lutheran Minister at St. Paul’s Church in St. Louisville, Ohio in the late 1850’s and 1860’s.
His grandfather, Joseph B. Sinsabaugh, enlisted in August 1862 in Company G. 97th Regiment OVI. On June 27, 1864 he was severely wounded at Kenesaw Mountain in Georgia. He was discharged in November 1864 because of wounds received in action.in the Civil War.
Charles enjoyed tennis and was a member of the Granville Tennis Club. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and enthusiastic Ohio State fan and was a great supporter of The Ohio State University. He felt that they gave him an excellent education and he wanted to repay them. Charles funded a Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara Bentz Sinsabaugh; his daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Elizabeth and Roy Edwards of Lockbourne, Kathryn Louise and Eric France of Mason, Nancy Jean Sinsabaugh of Cambridge, MA, Barbara Ann and Gerald Tolman of Norwich, VT and his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Charles and Sharon Sinsabaugh of Granville; all five of Charles’ children are College graduates and four of the five have advanced degrees; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Dr. Edward and Dr. Hoda DeVol of Dallas, TX, Philip and Kari DeVol of Boise, ID; step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Michele and David Baker of Utica, Denise Sullivan of Clinton, MI, Jeanine and James Fetter of Brighton, CO; nineteen step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charles F. Sinsabaugh, M. D. Utica High Scholarship Fund at any Park National Bank or to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 67 N. 5th St., Newark, OH 43055.