Dr. Karl S. Musgrave

May 20, 1938 ‒ January 07, 2004

Delaware, Ohio

Dr. Karl Musgrave, age 65 of Delaware died Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at Mt. Carmel West in Columbus following a brief illness.

He was born in Jamestown, Ohio May 20, 1938 to the late Mayford and Mildred Hardy Musgrave. He grew up on a dairy farm milking 50 cows twice a day. He was Class President at Tipp City High School. He entered The Ohio State University on a Basketball and Baseball scholarship, where he received his B. A. and D.D.S. degrees in 1963. During his senior year, he was team dentist for the Ohio State football and athletic teams, and Editor of the College Yearbook.

Following graduation he served as Captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving as dentist and professional training officer. He completed his Orthodontic Specialty training at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. In 1970 he received his Master of Science degree in cleft palate surgical diagnosis at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Musgrave was the Assistant Chairman of Eastman Dental Center’s Dept. of Orthodontics, Clinical Professor at the University of Rochester, and maintained a private practice in Pittsford, N.Y. He became a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1976.

In 1978 he returned to The Ohio State University where he reorganized the orthodontic curriculum and was Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics until 1982. While at Ohio State, he served on the College of Dentistry’s Executive and Curriculum Committees, and was the Chairman of the Great Lakes Society or Orthodontist’s Chairman’s Committee.

He began practicing orthodontics full time in 1983 with offices in Columbus, Delaware, and Waldo. His son Mark joined the practice in 1992. He also served on the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee and was a wellness consultant for Nikken. Karl enjoyed helping people and was known for his hard working, passionate and generous spirit.

Karl actively participated in the refurbishing and renovation of several of his homes and offices, was an avid sports fan, collected turtles, and attended the Liberty Presbyterian Church.

Survived by his wife of 42 years: Kay (Cameron), children Dr. Mark (Chris) Musgrave of Galena; Jill Musgrave and her husband John Hobbs of Richland, WA; Pastor John (Betsy) Musgrave of Clayton, NC, Grandchildren Connor and Grace of Galena, Larissa, Alison, Monica, Tessa, Mallory of Clayton, NC; brothers Lee (Barbara) Musgrave of West Alexandria, Glenn (Mary) Musgrave of Covington, OH, sister Barbara Snyder of Troy, OH.

Friends may call Sunday 2-6 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR36), Delaware. Funeral Services will be held Monday 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Rd., Delaware, Rev. Marion Redding officiating, interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware with military honorars provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.

Memorial contributions: Dr. Karl S. Musgrave Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington National Bank, 1750 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015 to benefit children ministry.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com