In Memory of Dr. Mark H. Koltnow

Former long-time Akron Railroad Club member Dr. Mark H. Koltnow, 63, of Silver Lake, Ohio, died on August 13, 2010, in Akron of cancer. He had practiced podiatry in the Akron area for more than 36 years. He enjoyed railfanning with friends throughout Ohio and had a particular fondness for the Ohio Central steam operations.

Born on May 15, 1947 in Akron, Dr. Koltnow was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Helen Koltnow. He is survived by his wife, Shelley; a son, Adam of Delaware, Ohio; a daughter, Sara Barnhart of Columbus, three stepchildren, Heather Royston, Michael Kunz and Dan Kunz; two grandchildren; and a sister, Judy Kunsmin.

In additon to trains, Dr. Koltnow loved animals and provided a home to numerous rescued animals over the years. He was a fans of the Cleveland Indians and the Ohio State University football team.

Memorial donations may be made to Paws and Prayers or the Humane Society of Greater Akron.

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