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Richard Thomas Garrison, 65, Associate Professor of Aerospace Medicne

Richard Garrison

Richard Thomas Garrison, M.D., 65, of Springboro, Ohio, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 30, 2019.

Dr. Garrison served for decades as an associate professor of aerospace medicine and was a clinical professor of emergency medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

He was a graduate of Colonel White High School (1971), Wright State University (1976) and The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo (1980). Dr. Garrison was a founding member of Emergency Medicine Specialists, Inc., and for more than 30 years a dedicated emergency physician. He served as Medical Director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department for over 20 years.

He was a proud member of the Ohio National Guard serving in the 180th Medical Group, Toledo. Dick was an avid aviator, a commercial pilot and flight instructor, flying single and multi-engine airplanes, helicopters, and gliders. He enjoyed traveling and had many friends around the world. His greatest enjoyment was time spent with friends at Moraine Air Park, and with his family and beloved grandson, Luke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harriet Kirshner Garrison and James Orlando Garrison. He is survived by his fiance, Elizabeth Riley; sons, Graham Garrison (Emily) and Alexander Garrison: sisters, Carol Kern (Norman) and Jane Garrison; brother, Jim Garrison (Lesli); niece, Kathryn Garrison; nephew, Matthew Garrison (Rachel); great-nieces, Callie and Emma Garrison; nephew, Brian Kern; great-nephew, Liam Kern; mother of his sons, Eleni Prieto.

Family will greet friends from noon-2 p.m., on Saturday, August 10, at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St, Centerville. A Memorial Service will begin at 2:30 with military honors.

The family would like to thank Ohio's Hospice Hospice of Dayton for the compassionate care rendered by the entire staff. In lieu of flowers, if desired, please make a memorial contribution to Ohio's Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420 or Project Hope, Inc. 1508 N. Main St, Dayton, OH 45405.