Donald Anthony Koshko

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Donald Anthony Koshko of Marietta, GA died unexpectedly on October 13, 2020.

Don was born May 26, 1972 in Clarence, PA the son of Donald J. and Gloria (Fenush) Koshko.  He graduated from Bald Eagle High School in Wingate, PA and attended Penn State DuBois in Dubois, PA.  In 1992 Don moved to the warmer climate in Georgia.  He was employed by Sysco Food Systems of Atlanta as an Ammonia and Refrigeration Technician for over 20 years.  

He met and married his best friend and fellow Pennsylvania transplant Brigid O’Hara on May 23, 1998.  

Coach Don was a mentor to many young men and women in the area, but he especially loved coaching his beloved children in baseball, basketball, and softball.  When not wearing his coaching hat, he could be found volunteering his time and talents to building and repairing the fields, concessions, and the locker rooms for the teams.  He was a Board Member of the Sandy Plains Softball Association and Shaw Park Baseball Association.  His presence on the fields, especially his infectious smile will surely be missed by all.  Don’s “East Cobb Edge Koshko” softball team will continue to play in his honor.  And the “coach” will surely be watching from above and rooting them on to victory!

In his free time, he enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing and was an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Braves and Penn State football.

He was proceeded in death by his in laws, James F. and Rosemary O’Hara.

Don is survived by his parents, his wife and children Bryce and Morgan, his sister Tracy Boone PhD  (David) and their son Carter, brother Mark Koshko, VMD (Kristen) and their daughters Madison and Olivia, as well as his sister in law Colleen M O’Hara, brother in law Michael O’Hara and his daughter Shelby and many aunts, uncles and cousins and numerous friends.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

Brigid, Bryce, and Morgan want to extend a huge thank you to all the friends, family, coaches and players for their beautiful texts, notes, tributes, and love during this extremely difficult time.  And special thank you to the staff and fellow parishioners at Transfiguration Catholic Church for their immense love and support.

7 Comments To "Donald Anthony Koshko"

Tracy James On Oct 22 2020 at 4pm
The Koshko family is in our prayers. I have never met a more genuine and kinder person such as Don. He truly loved wearing the hat as Coach and was a mentor and truly amazing coach to our team. We have been through many coaches on many teams and I must say Don is one of the best. He truly loves the game and being a mentor to our younger generation. His sincerity, gentle approach and kindness will truly be missed. My condolences to his family and just know that ya'll were blessed to have such a fantastic human being in your life. Much love, hugs and prayers. Tracy & Riley James Reply to this comment
Julie Etters On Oct 20 2020 at 6pm
Thoughts and prayers to Donny's family. He definitely was a great guy and I will miss his smile. Donny and I were high school classmates. On behalf of the Bald Eagle Area Class of 1990, we would like to make a donation or send flowers. Can someone contact me once arrangements have been made? My email address is: jetters@verizon.net Reply to this comment
Stephanie Chambers On Oct 19 2020 at 1pm
My heart is breaking for the Koshko family. I knew Donny as a young one when his sister and I went to school together. We had recently connected on FB. I am so happy to read all of the positive stories there. He was a very well loved man and seemed to give his all to those around him Again I ask, why do the good die young? My condolences to Donny’s wife and kids and Tracy, Don, Gloria and Mark. Reply to this comment
Tony On Oct 19 2020 at 11am
Coach Don was an o inspiring person to his East Cobb Edge softball team . Don was a very easy person to talk to and will definitely be missed. My daughter is a pitcher on the team and she is Autistic, Coach Don knew how to connect with her and calm her down when she got frustrated. We miss you Coach Don. GOD SPEED. Reply to this comment
Steve & Marie Fick On Oct 19 2020 at 11am
Brigid, Steve and I send all our love to you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Reply to this comment
Katie Biber On Oct 19 2020 at 11am
Coach Don was a great coach, I knew him from a young age playing rec ball. Playing on his travel team for the past 2 years have been some of the funnest times of my life! I will miss him very dearly and my condolences go to Morgan and her family???? Reply to this comment
Mark Koshko On Oct 19 2020 at 11am
To my Brother: What a brother you were. Even though we spent most our lives 700 miles apart you were always there to talk to and to share our lives. I couldn't be more proud to be your brother after hearing about all the wonderful things that you were part of, and all the lives you touched. You were such a humble person that only had the most positive outlook on life. Most of things you have done and have been part of were never talked about to me or anyone. That is what makes you the person, I aspire to be. Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by all the moments that take your breath away. Donny your time on this Earth was so full of life, love and the never ending supply of help. The outpouring of support by you town and sporting teams is a testament to one amazing person. I love you Donny. Reply to this comment
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