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Van Koinis, M.D., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Devoted son of Irene and the late Kostas, loving brother of Joanne (Dr. William) Sarantos and proud uncle of Michael and Connie Sarantos. Dr. Koinis will always be remembered as a patient and respected pediatrician in Advocate Christ and Little Company of Mary Hospitals. Services and interment were private. Arrangements made by John G. Adinamis Funeral Director, Ltd. For more information please call 847-375-0095.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Sep. 22, 2019.
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September 16, 2020
We miss Dr. Van Koinis everyday there never be another doctor like him ❤
Beata Przeradzki
May 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always Van. My deepest condolances to the whole family. Van was a great doctor and a wonderful friend. May you keep all the wonderful memories you have of him in your heart and he will be with you always. The world has lost a wonderful person and a great doctor. But now he is one of God's special angels taking care of all the children in heaven. Rest in peace Dr. Van Konis.
Sharon Brueck
March 9, 2020
My thought And Prayers are with you . My God help Through these tough times . I only meet DR van koinis once very nice person . He help admit Daughter into the hospital . She wasnt a Patient . Dr Van koinis Father was super Pediatrician DR . Its shame loose a Beautiful person . My God Watch over you and your family .
February 28, 2020
I am so saddened to hear the news that my beloved doctor passed. This was a GREAT man, doctor, and family member to me and my family. Dr. Kionis was such a huge help to my family accessing healthcare. I remember growing up, my mother, as a single mom, couldn't afford all the copays for 5 children and Dr. Kionis was so loving, seeing us anyway. In fact, at 26 now, and at moments well into adulthood when as a college student, I couldn't afford healthcare - from all the way in D.C. - I knew I could call on him and he'd be right there to help. He'd listen to my ailments, provide advise, soothe my panic (you know how it is when you're just young enough not to know what's going on with your body but just old enough that visits with mommy are no longer a thing), and he'd even provide prescriptions from out of state. From all the way over here in D.C. and grown, I still considered him my primary physician. Dr. Kionis I hope you rest easy, I pray you finally have peace. And to Dr. Kionis' family, my prayers and love go to you.
Sheva Phoenix
February 27, 2020
May Van's memory be eternal. Please know that we are all heartsick over your loss. He was truly a wonderful person, physician, brother, uncle, son, and friend. It was our privilege to have known him and a profound loss to so many.
Helen Chronis
February 27, 2020
Helen Chronis
February 20, 2020
I went to high school, Morgan Park Academy, with Van. I remember him as very intelligent - his academic prowess was evident. He was uber serious - though he had a smile that made us girls swoon. He had quite the sense of humor too. There was a story in the Columbus Dispatch this past weekend. That's when I learned of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Patricia Martinez
February 17, 2020
I went to medical school with Van and remember him as a very kind soul and extremely intelligent man. He was very well liked and respected among his peers.
Sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones
gary bogart
February 16, 2020
May his memory be eternal. Zoe se mas. My condolences to his loved ones.
Panagiota Giakoumis
February 16, 2020
He was one of the most caring doctors I have ever known. It was an honor to have known him. His patients were his life. It didnt matter what time of day or night you would call he would always return your call immediately. He was even known to stay late at his office and wait for you to bring your sick child in or meet you at his office on the weekend for your sick child. They don't make them like that anymore, truely dedicated. He will be very sadly missed by many. RIP
Sharon Brueck
February 14, 2020
May his memory be eternal.
Mary Repousis
February 12, 2020
So sad to hear about the passing of this doctor who loved truth and true health.
Jana Jennings
February 12, 2020
I just heard the news about Dr Koinis. His Father was my dr at this same location. I believe my daughter when she was first born saw him also. I always remember as a kid going to the office and the nurse/secretary don't remember her name she had glasses would always give me a dum dum sucker. God I remember the weirdest things. RIP Dr
Joe Mroz
February 11, 2020
I have known Van since the third grade at Morgan Park Academy. He was only person to know at that age what he wanted to be, a doctor practicing with his father. He was such kind soul and good person and wonderful doctor to my children.

Rest In Peace Van.

Greg Torrez
February 11, 2020
Dr. Koinis was a kind, caring, intuitive, and truly amazing doctor. He has been my sons doctor since birth at Christ 18 years ago and we just saw him in August. He was the first to notice and recommend a developmental specialist for my son who was later diagnosed with autism. He always took the time needed with my son to make sure we never missed anything since he has difficulty communicating. He was a wonderful person and our hearts are heavy with the knowledge that he has passed on.
Jennifer T.
February 9, 2020
Doctor Koinis was an amazing pediatrician. He took great care of my son who suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He had so much patience and devotion to his patients. I am in shock that he is no longer here. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.
Cynthia Santiago
November 16, 2019
Van and Kostas were my children's pediatricians since 1990. I met Van when my son was born--and he was one of the first children that Van saw in his official capacity as a doctor. Kostas had been friends with my childhood pediatrician Dr. Borkenhagen--and we often discussed the old times before Kostas passed. I am so very sorry for the loss of a great pediatrician--a kind, compassionate, caring man who definitely made the world a brighter place with his gentle ways with children. My sons are almost 30 and still talk about how good Dr. Van was with them. Blessings and peace to you Dr. Koinis--and prayers for your family.
Danielle Fiene
November 9, 2019
I am so saddened by this news. He was a remarkable doctor; so patient and kind. My kids loved him! Rest in peace good doctor!!!
October 24, 2019
Dr. Koinis you were so much more than a doctor you were amazing in every way for the past 23 years you have cared for my children since birth even when we moved to Indiana we kept you because no doctor could of ever compired to you, and I was asked so many times is it really worth the drive and my answer was always the same 110 percent worth it. Our hearts are broken the kids are devisated and they said who will give me my kiss on the forhead, 23, 16 & 14 and their still loving their kiss. I hope you realized what an impact you had in so many lives and how loved you were by so many. You will forever be loved and missed and even though the kids must move on to another Doctor just know they dont want to and no one can hold a candle to you Dr. Koinis. Rest in sweet peace.
Melissa (Cloud) Hodges
October 17, 2019
I only just now heard of this amazing man's passing.
I am at a loss for words. My heart is heavy with pain.
Dr. Koinis was a Living Earth Angel.
He touched so many lives and always in a healing manner.
God must have needed him to return home.

My deepest sympathy, and humble heartfelt Prayer for his family.
Elizabeth Ferguson
October 16, 2019
In our hearts forever
The Chesna Family
October 16, 2019
Had to fill out a form today, and I was struck that the blanks on the form are empty. Kostas and Van cared for my kids for a span of nearly 28 years. There really is no replacement for a better doctor. Van never rushed us out. Always looked forward to appointments and a bit of chit chat.
Cathleen Wisniewski
October 16, 2019
Dr. Van Koinis was more than just your ordinary doctor. I am lost with words over the fact that he is no longer here with us. I will NEVER find another doctor like him and it fills me with sadness. I am 29 years old and he was still my pediatrician! Also I was not his only adult patient. What does that tell you!? He has over 1000 reviews online and has 5 stars and nothing but good to say across the board. He is so amazing, he is warm, caring, intelligent, efficient, and he truly cared about every single one of his patients. The time of your appt. you would literally walk straight to the room and he would see you right away, no waiting! He is also my kids' doctor as well. While he was so efficient and quick, he always got to the point of what you were addressing and never made you feel rushed in any way. Dr. Koinis was so humble and down to earth and never made anyone feel dumb for concerns and he explained everything in a way that you would actually underatand everything! Having medical issues with myself and going back and forth to specialists with none being able to diognose/fix me, Dr. Van Koinis took it upon himself to do his own research and he ended up diognosing me himself. He changed my life! I am so heartbroken that after all these years of knowing/seeing him he is no longer here. May you rest in peace Dr. Koinis and know that you are loved and will be greatly missed by all of your patients, ESPECIALLY ME, and you are irreplaceable!
Lisa Swarn
October 16, 2019

I just learned of Van's passing. Dr. Van Koinis was a good friend and valued advisor for 15 years. His wisdom was always welcome and will be greatly missed. His passing truly leaves a dark void in my life. Rest in peace my friend!
October 15, 2019
Dr Koinis was truly amazing. We had been going to him for 18 years. I am truly going to miss him. Great Doctor. Gone too soon may you Rest In Peace
Wendlandt Family
October 15, 2019
My mother and I were friends of his. He was a very kind and gentle soul. We will always remember him as the smart man and amazing doctor that he was.
Skyler Schmidt
October 15, 2019
Dr. Van Koinis was an amazing doctor to both of my boys from the time that they were born 6 and 7 years ago. I was always amazed at his ability to remember significant things that had happened in the lives of my children and our family. I am deeply saddened by this news. He was a great man and will be missed.
Nicole Watson
October 14, 2019
I'm just shocked
October 8, 2019
I remember when Kostas passed and I thought who could replace Kostas? It took Van a little while, but he was a blessing. From his little furry friends that he loved to wear when he started, to his absolute stunning care, Van did fill his father's footsteps. My daughter (who still called Van at 25) was devastated so I cannot imagine your family's loss. With our deepest and most sincere condolences, The Stefchek Family
October 7, 2019
He was a great doctor and took us in when we adopted our son, 17 years ago. So sorry to hear about this loss.
Sharon Scott
October 7, 2019
Dr. Koinis was such a great doctor for our family and was such a huge part of our lives on the South Side raising our kids until we moved in 2017. We still stayed in touch and we always there for us rain or shine. He was smart, kind, and such a warm-hearted person. So sad to this news. Rest in Peace Dr. Koinis.

The Stiglich Family
October 4, 2019
Thank you Dr Koinis for your generosity, kindness, compassion, and your big heart . My eight-year-old daughter and four-year-old daughter cried and cried and cried when I told them you had died . May all of us who loved you find comfort and peace. Blessings to your family . Fly high
Monica Hagerty
September 30, 2019
Dr. Koinis was a wonderful doctor. From the day i brought my son home from the NICU until his 18th birthday he was nothing but caring and compassionate along with professional and knowledgeable. Prayers to his family. He will be missed!
Therese Zaker
September 26, 2019
RIP Dr. Koinis. He was a wonderful doctor to my children. He always made time to see them immediately when they were sick. They never complained about going to see him even when getting a shot. That is a testament to how caring he was and how comfortable he made them feel. He will be missed.
September 25, 2019
Dr. Koinis was my son's pediatrician and for the 20 years we were with him, he was always there for us. A prompt call, good advice and absolutely the finest of care and concern for my son and us as his parents. I loved the kisses on top of his head when my son was little and as he grew, Dr. Koinis treated him with respect. I always looked forward to visiting with him. I always knew I could call him with any question or concern and that he would answer. We will always remember him so fondly and be so grateful that he was the one taking care of our son.
Jane Anne Gross
September 24, 2019
Our sympathy to the family of Dr. Van K. Koinis ,

For past 12 years he was my kids Dr, we loved him very much. There never be another Dr. as you , who took a great care of your little patient's, who always them on theire foreheads and made them feel so comfortable.
We will miss you for ever and Thank You for everything you have done!
R.I.P Dr.
Maximilian , Veronica , Beata & Rafal Przeradzki
September 24, 2019
Steve &Nicola Kowalczyk
September 24, 2019
Jenel Kowalczyk
September 24, 2019
I just found out today of his passing. I've had him as a pediatrician for almost 12 years. That man gave me his cell phone number, gave me money out of his own pocket for a prescription, always gave my kids kisses on their head. I bawled my eyes out finding out of his passing. He was truly good hearted, generous and amazing doctor. I'm so glad I was able to know him, and have my kids have the best doctor ever. Nobody will ever be able to replace him. Fly high, Dr. Koinis, we will miss you terribly.
Lisa Cervencik
September 24, 2019
My heart is truly broken at the news I just received. Dr. Koinis has been my daughter's pediatrician for 2 years and we adore him. As a new mom, I was afraid of everything. Every time she coughed or sneezed I would call him. Even if it was a Saturday night at 8pm, he would always call me back and calm me down and tell me what to do. The way he treated her with so much care and love and gentleness...
To the Koinis Family, I hurt for you. Your father, husband, son and brother was a great man. I will pray that you have comfort at this time and for the years to come. He will truly be missed.
Christina Clark
September 24, 2019
Dr Koinis was such a great pediatrician to my 1 year old I'm very saddened by his passing! He was so loving and always heard our concerns. He always had a answer for all my questions and made you feel heard! RIP we will miss you
September 23, 2019
Such a beautiful person. So great and patient with my kids. He always had the answers, and always made me feel like i was doing the right things for my kids. He was very special to the Ruiz family. He will be greatly missed.
April Gowen - Ruiz
September 23, 2019
I have Dr. Koinis as my daughter pediatrician for 4 years. I had prayed God for one pediatrician that will help me with my daughter sickness. After months of searching, I found him as a miracle. He literally saved my daughter's life and she was another child after following his wisdom. We will never, never forget him; even though we're sad for this unexpected news, we have one more strong reason to prepare our reunion with God and see again Dr. Koinis. I'm totally sure that he was an angel that God used for giving and teaching us love, hope, knowledge, patience, happiness, humility, respect, faith, and care. He wasn't only a doctor, he really cared about human life ❤ and he was beyond the title.

We want to send a big hug to his family, and a big thank you for giving us the opportunity to know him. We will keep praying for you and we know that God will be the only one that could give you faith and hope.
Diana Spaargaren
September 23, 2019
Our family will miss you terribly. Such a kind and compassionate supportive doctor. As a new mom sometimes you just need someone to pat you on the back and tell you what a great job you're doing, and you were that for me. Thank you endlessly for the support, compassionate care and knowledge.
Emily Hjelmstad
September 23, 2019
Dunleavy's will miss you Thankful for all the alternative medicine suggestions from Dr.Koinas.
September 23, 2019
What can I say about this man. He was the most loving, generous, and knowledgeable person I've ever met. I learned so much from him in the little time I was able to spend in his presence and it's with a heavy heart, we say goodbye. I didn't want to believe he was actually gone, but it appears to be true. We were fortunate enough to have him as our Pediatrician for just over 5 years, but I wish we could have had him for at least a little longer. I have never met a person who was more caring and willing to help. He was truly one of kind and will be missed by so many. I'll be honest, when I first saw him kiss my child's head, I thought it was a bit weird. We grew to love it and I am now brought to tears knowing I will never see that again. He had a gift that he was willing to share with any and all of his patients. I feel eternally grateful that I we were able to know him, if only for a relatively short time. Goodbye Dr. Koinis, our entire family loved you very much and you will be sorely missed. RIP Van Koinis.
Brian Lappin
September 22, 2019
It is difficult to put into words how deeply the loss of Dr. Van Koinis is felt by my family and so many others. He was not only a gentle, compassionate soul, but also wholeheartedly committed to supporting families and providing the education needed to make informed medical decisions. We looked forward to every visit with Dr. Koinis knowing we would be greeted with his warm smile and engaging conversation. We always learned something new from Dr Koinis! There will never be a doctor quite like him, and we are grief-stricken by his loss- it truly feels like we are losing a member of our own family. His kindness and words of wisdom will never be forgotten.
-Chavarria Family
Patricia Fron
September 22, 2019
Dr. Koinis was a kind and extraordinary physician. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed by all . Sending prayers
and love to his whole family. My deepest sympathies.
Christina Babakitis
September 22, 2019
I'm shocked and overwhelmed by the saddened news of Dr koinis...he's been my son's pediatrician since he was a preemie at 10 days old now my son is almost 2 1/2 best pediatrician ever always kept my son healthy or when I had so many scares with my son (first time mom) he took me in and checked my son and and told me mom it's normal or reassured me everything is fine very loving man he will be deeply missed to find another like him will be hard he's one of a kind♥ condolences to his family at this difficult family and I will definitely miss him♥
Farrah Mata
September 21, 2019
Dr. Koinis was a wonderful pediatrician and the world has lost a great mind. He was so kind and loving with all of our children. They all loved going to their appointments and were never afraid. I could see at every interaction with him he genuinely loved his patients. We will miss Dr. Koinis greatly and will always cherish the time that we had with him. Our deepest sympathies to the Koinis family. May he rest in peace.
Johanna K
September 21, 2019
My condolences go out to the whole family of Dr Van Koinis. He was a wonderful person and pediatrician. He took care of our family children for 23 years. He was a doctor who cared about his patients. There are very few doctors like that. We cared about him so much. He will truly be missed. You are in our prayers.
C Tyson
September 21, 2019
I've wanted to write on here for the past couple of days but have not been able to find the words. I still don't really have them, as I am not good at this, but I wanted to say something. I've never met a doctor as compassionate, intelligent and kind as Dr. Koinis. He'd only been our pediatrician for a few years but I hoped and prayed he would be with us forever. I knew from the start that we'd never find a doctor like him. Since his passing, I have connected with other families of his, and we have all shed tears as we grieve this loss. Such a unique, humble and caring man. My children are too young to remember him when they grow up, but I will certainly be telling them about the wonderful doctor who cared for them as infants/toddlers. Condolences to his family, who must be hurting so deeply right now. Dr. Koinis, may you rest peacefully. I hope you knew how much you meant to so many.
Mathews Family
September 21, 2019
Such a nice Doctor to have known . Whenever I had any contact with Dr . Koinis over the years at Little Company of Mary I always remember him as a kind , gentle man . So sorry to hear of his death , my sympathy to his Family and patients . Rest In Peace Dr. , you truly were a wonderful person in your lifetime.
September 21, 2019
Such a beautiful soul, I never met another Doctor that had the kindness and compassion that Dr. Koinis had. What a small world when I found out he graduated from the hospital I was born in and was a colleague to my childhood doctor Dr. Shwartz out of Bridgeport.
Little story of how kind he was, when my husband was injured and we fell on hard times Dr. Koinis told me to not worry about the bill and continued to see my children with no questions asked, when we got a little back in our feet he insisted I not worry when I came in to pay what we owed.
He genuinely loved children and cared with all his heart. I am so heartbroken. God Bless you Dr. Van Koinis, we're going to miss you so much.
Thank you for everything you did. God Bless the Koinis family as well, my prayers are with you.
Wendy W
September 20, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 20, 2019
We are all so deeply sorry for your loss of this amazing man. He will be greatly missed by all who've he encountered. Sending my positive thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and patients of him. He has done so much for me since birth, seventeen years ago, and I would have never been able to thank him enough. Rest peacefully, doctor.
Alexander and the Bronkema family
Alexander Bronkema
September 20, 2019
Van was a very fine person, an excellent and dedicated physician,
as well as a very good colleague.
We will miss him a lot.
Please,accept our deepest sympathy on his loss.

September 20, 2019
Dr. koinis was an amazing person and amazing doctors. May he Rest In Peace
Kierstin Brannigan
September 20, 2019
We are so sorry for all of you. Dr Koinis was a kind and compassionate Pediatrician. He was always so knowledgeable and cared for our 4 children for the past 25 years.
We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
kathy tonner
September 20, 2019
Dr. Koinis was a great man and Dr. He was all 7 of my children's pediatrician. I remember the help he gave my family over the pass 25 years. Our many conversations. And he know all my kids by name May his family find peace knowing he will be greatly missed.
Pacius Family
September 20, 2019
He was one of the brightest minds, kindest hearts and honest persons I've ever met! Such an altruist! He will be truly missed! Rest in peace, dr. Koinis!
Adriana O.
September 20, 2019
My deepest condolences to Dr Koinis' family. All 5 of my children were in his care for the last 23 yrs. We are deeply saddened by this loss of a great man and the most compassionate Dr. There was never a time when Dr Koinis couldn't see my children whatever the problem was. When my last child was diagnosed with CP Dr Koinis did everything in his power to direct us to the best specialists and helped educate us so that we had all the information to best help our son. I could never thank him enough! I hope you are at peace Dr Koinis and you will be missed forever.
Mary Barker
September 20, 2019
RIP Dr. Koinis. You were a wonderful doctor to my 3 kids for 15 years. We were there quite a bit since my oldest had asthma. You were always professional and so intelligent. Always gave a kiss on the head for my babies. Never a wait at your office bc you timed visits perfectly. We were all shocked and so saddened at your passing. You will never be forgotten. Our deepest condolences to your family.
Maureen Krafcisin
September 19, 2019
Thank you for being someone I could trust with all my heart when it came to my 4 children. You taught me so much and helped to shape so many of my beliefs as a parent. You always made me feel like I was a wonderful
Mom, even when I wasn't so sure myself. You loved my children and they will miss you so much. There will never be another doctor like you and I will be forever grateful that I had the beautiful opportunity to know you in this lifetime. Thank you for being, Dr. Koinis. I hope you knew how much you were loved. We will miss you terribly but every time we play outside, barefoot in the sunshine, we will think of you!
Erin, Katie, Joey, Olivia, and Vinny Rodriguez
September 19, 2019
RIP Dr. Koinis! His father was my oldest son's pediatrician and then Van Koinis was my youngest son's pediatrician. Both very kind doctors. In fact,even when my sons were no longer "kids", the few times they needed medical attention, Dr. V. Koinis would see them. There is a photo on the office wall of Dr. V. Koinis holding a crying baby....that would be my son. :)
Daria Whalen
September 19, 2019
I was sadden to hear the news about Dr.Koinis I'm 40 years old and his Father was my Doctor when I was a baby a year before my daughter was born he passed away and Doctor Koinis took over his fathers practice and I was very lucky to have him as my Daughters Doctor great man just like his father you will be greatly missed R.I.P my prayers go out to his family
Katie Frink
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis, You meant the world to me and my family. You made each and every patient feel special and cared for. My children and my 3 nephews were so very lucky to have had you as their pediatrician. Your spoken words and wisdom were golden to me. I will never forget you Dr. Koinis! May you rest in peace.
The Wiskur Hayman family
Kimberly Wiskur Hayman
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis... what a remarkable man! You are so loved and missed already. My family is beyond blessed that you came into our lives and for that I am forever grateful. Your legacy will live on through all the little lives you touched. I hope you know you were so loved!
Tricia, Tim, Timmy, Owen, Luke and John Crowley
September 19, 2019
Our deepest condolences to his family.

Dr Van will be missed! He and his Dad have been In Our lives for almost 33 yrs. My Sons adored him! He was one of the best! We all have fond memories of him that will live forever in our hearts! Rest In Peace my friend..
Harrison Family
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis- a brilliant mind, a unique man, a beautiful soul. In a world in which personal touch in a doctor's office is hard to come by, Dr. Koinis embodied it. Never a wait, never a delay with a phone call concern, never a day we couldn't get an appointment immediately for the smallest or biggest ailment. Dr. Koinis always let us parents take the lead telling us we were the experts with our own children. Dr. Koinis was so respectful and kind. Always a nice word and kiss on the forehead for the kids and a warm smile for us. He will be so dearly missed. A man whose impact on this world cannot truly be measured. Thank you Dr. Koinis for taking such wonderful care of our family. You will be missed immensely and are irreplaceable. I have no interest in finding a new doctor because none will be like you. Our prayers to the family ❤
Erin Lee
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis was amazing. My daughter loved him and we will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with his family and everyone that loved him. He will never be forgotten. I hope you are flying high Dr. K..soaking up all that vitamin D. We will miss you forever!
Heather Tomkow
September 19, 2019
I considered myself exceptionally fortunate to have known Dr. Koinis. He was the most intelligent man I knew. He was a man who loved science and took it upon himself to personally research numerous areas of health and well being. I was in awe at his exceptional knowledge and appreciated that he would share information with me for my column and my book.

When I heard the news of his passing, I was in shock. I cant even imagine he isnt here, especially knowing what a wonderful, kind and vibrant person he was. I will miss you, kind sir.

Dee Woods
Mesa Arizona
Dee Woods
September 19, 2019
Dr. Van Koinis is someone who my family and myself were blessed to know. He was a remarkable man. It is a shame that his life is over here in Earth, but he did touch so many lives and will be remembered forever. He will never be forgotten and wherever he is he will continue to touch lives. His father was my doctor and mine up until I had kids so he was a big part of our lives. I will never forget the words of wisdom he left with me. Rest in peace. God bless and love you for everything you have done for myself and my family.
May his family find peace and comfort in knowing how many people's lives he touched.
Beata Thompson-Blaske-Szmajlo
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis has been our family doctor for the last 18 years. He was always so kind to my girls and he had been their favorite (only) physician. We will truly miss him and will keep his family, including those acquired through his profession, in our prayers.
Pamela Knighton
September 19, 2019
Dr Koinis was a wonderful doctor who truly cared about the health of my children. I wish I had told him how much he meant to us and how we felt like our children's health was well cared for. Eternal rest grant to him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. You are missed and loved Dr K.
Burke family
September 19, 2019
My most heart felt condolences to your family. I was absolutely devastated to hear of his passing. Such an old soul, wise and kind, such a gentle caring touch. I will never look at the early morning sunshine or my bottle of vitamin D the same way again. He has taken care of my son for 17 years and I am absolutely heartbroken. We saw him recently and the genuine joy and excitement he expresssed when he saw how much he has grown and changed was amazing. A moment I will never forget. He was excited to see him growing into a young man. The smile on his face will be forever etched in my memory. Thank you for all the years of support and knowledge you shared. Rest well my friend, enjoy the sunshine.
Jennifer Salcik
September 19, 2019
I was so honored to know Dr Koinis as my daughters doctor for the past 25 years. He was so kind, compassionate, and always had a smile on his face. I will miss that smile, may he Rest In Peace.
MaryAlice Augustinad
September 19, 2019
Doctor, we knew each other since 1995. I actually remember your first day at the office I was very sick Your dad was my pediatrician since 1973. Since then your office was my place of peace and much knowledge that I will use my entire life. Billy was born in 2003 Jmmy was born in 2005 and Renaanne in 2015. In July we all visited you at the same time and I could see it in your eyes how happy you where seeing everyone grown up and healthy. Jimmy couldnt wait to tell you how much you inspired him that he lost 10 pounds this summer. I am sure we will never meet anyone like you ever. You where absolutely the most smartest and kindest person we will ever meet. We will all miss you very much. We love you.
September 19, 2019
I'm forever grateful and honored that Van was a part of my family's lives. Although we only had 2 years with him, we are fortunate for every minute we had with him as he was caring, kind, respectful, and brought us life times worth on knowledge. I hope he knew how many people loved and respected him. He was one of a kind and will stay in my heart forever. Sending his family love and healing.
The Krizic's
September 19, 2019
Our family is truly grateful for the tremendous concern and care that Dr Koinis gave to our girls (now 30ish). There was never a question that he couldn't or wouldn't answer. We are walking with very heavy hearts to know of his passing. What a wonderful man and Doctor!!
The Fish Family
September 19, 2019
There is no other way to say it- Dr. Koinis was the best! He gave confidence to new parents and educated them on every aspect of their child's health. He supported all inquiries- if he didn't know the answer, he would find it and make sure you got the information ASAP. Most importantly, he supported parents when making informed decisions on their child's health and wellness. My heart aches that he is no longer here to be a member of our "village" team. He was so patient and gentle to all his "little patients"- they will miss him the most. He was more than just a doctor. To his family, I know you already realize how special he was and are feeling a gaping hole where he once stood. Please know that he positively impacted so many lives and we appreciate you for being a part of his village. I hope he is floating and soaking up all vitamin D eternal life has to offer- it is truly deserved. We will miss him and appreciate him forever. We are grateful to have had him for the short time we did. There will never be another.
Elizabeth and Anthony Senese
September 19, 2019
Just Like his Father, A wonderful man. His dad took care of my daughter. Always gave a kiss on her check whenever she came in. Father passed and Van took over and always followed his same ways. Years went by and Dr Van took care of her daughter. Dr Van was one of the best. we will miss him. Thank You for the care you gave Erica and Gigi. Rest in Peace.

Szymczak Family
DALE Szymczak
September 19, 2019
Dr. KOINIS RIP we have been with you for 18 years and we are so sad to lose you as a doctor for our 4 children. The kids are also saddened and shocked about your passing. Just know Dr. KOINIS your were loved by all and the community. You will be missed!
Katie & Mark Ward
Katie Ward
September 19, 2019
Dr. Van Koinis was the most intelligent person I have ever met. The depth of his knowledge was fascinating. Several of my family members also brought their children to see him and we would joke that we need to record what he tells us and then slowly play it back to try to follow all of the valuable information he gave us. My husband called him the baby whisperer - because he would sometimes just know exactly what was wrong and we would marvel at how accurate he would be. I learned so much. I guess I just want to make it known that he was someone really special. There is little in this world as important as your children's health and he made a nervous mommy feel at ease and helped my kids to stay healthy. I am sorry I didn't get to tell him all of this. He truly made the world a brighter place. Every time my toes come in contact with the earth or I catch those early morning rays of sunlight I will think of you, Dr. Koinis. You will be so missed.
Kat Lappin
September 19, 2019
My children were patients of Dr. Van Koinis for 6.5 years. My son is now 6.5 years old and my daughter turned 9 today. He cared about all of his patients dearly and it was reflected in his life's work.

I will hold dearly the memories and moments in time that I encountered Dr. Koinis' vast wisdom, knowledge, kindness, patience, and so much more. I will always long to have had more time with him on this earth. A brilliant man who changed so many of our lives and he will be sorely missed.

On behalf of my family and patients, we send our condolences to Dr. Van Koinis' family and loved ones. We hope for strength during this difficult time.

May you rest in the warm sunshine, Dr. Van. Thank you for everything. It was an immense honor to have crossed paths with you in my lifetime.
Alma Estrada
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis was an amazing doctor and an amazing teacher. In my life, I've seen so many doctors who, to be frank, aren't really that interested in health or wellness, which is pretty scary. Dr. Koinis was extremely passionate about and interested in health and wellness, and he was also passionate about teaching his patients and his patients' parents what they needed to know about staying healthy in a world that seems determined to make everyone sick. I learned so much from him about keeping my family healthy. So many of my health behaviors are tied to his teachings, so although I am so sad that he's gone, I think of him often and fondly throughout my day. I will miss his wisdom and his guidance so much. I wholeheartedly trusted his opinion and judgment when it came to my children's health, and I'm certain that I will never find another doctor that I respect and trust as much as I respected and trusted him. My condolences to his family who I am sure miss him so much. Rest In Peace Dr. Koinis.
Megan McCann
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis was the only doctor my kids ever saw until they turned 18, and even then they would call for flu shots etc. My kids, now 21 and 24, loved him as did their parents. He was the kind of doctor any kid or parent could hope for, kind and gentle. Most importantly, he not only listened...but heard our concerns. Medicine (and the world) is darker with his passing. God bless him. God bless his family.
Joseph Doweiko
September 19, 2019
Dr. Koinis you were a wonderful pediatric doctor. You always made my children feel safe and cared for. Our first illiness with our first child you gave us your home number. You will always be remembered with love and kindness. God bless you on your journey.
To the family, very sorry for your loss at this time.
Susan Rickhoff
September 19, 2019
He was the best doctor I could have ever asked for to take care of my girls. Truly. We are all heart broken and will remember Dr Koinis warmly. Bless him and his family.
Joan Zielinski
September 19, 2019
I am so sorry to hear that he has passed.
Raymond Weiss
September 19, 2019
Dr koines.. my friend, my mentor, the only stable man in my life for 16 years. I honestly don't know what I'm going to do without you.
To the family.. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Michelle west
September 19, 2019
There will never be another doctor like Dr. Van Koinis. We are so grateful for him, and the entire community of his patients is feeling the heartache and loss of this great man. He took exceptional care of our children, but he also took care of the parents/caregivers by being patient with us, understanding, kind, and trusting our intuitions. He shared his wealth of knowledge and his heart with us. We miss him so much and the loss will be felt for years to come. To his family, friends, and staff - our deepest condolences are offered. We hope that you find comfort in knowing how respected and loved he was by all his devoted patients/families. Rest in peace Dr. Koinis.
Colleen C
September 19, 2019
Dr Koinis was more than a pediatrician. He helped me become confident in my intuition as a mother, which is an invaluable gift. He'd calm my fears at any hour of the day, and there was just this incredible peace at knowing he was there for us. I wish I'd told him how much he meant to my family, and that regret runs deep now. Like everyone he knew, we expected he'd be a pillar in our life for a long time. My sincere condolences to his family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray for your peace of mind and continued healing. If he meant this much to his patients, I can't imagine how important he was to his family. Rest easy, Dr Koinis. We love you so much. See you again in paradise.
Faith Flores
September 19, 2019
Thank you for being the most kind and gentle soul. Your knowledge and passion for your work will be unmatched. Thank you (and your late dad) for the care you provided to myself and my four children over the years. It has been a true honor to know you. You will always be remembered. ❤
Michelle Darabaih
September 19, 2019
Rest in Peace, Dr. Koinis. You will be missed.
Judy Brenzing
September 19, 2019
Thanks for everything you did!
My sincere condolences to his family and friends ♡
Fabiola Johnston
September 18, 2019
Dr. Koinis took care of my son 24 years ago when his father past away which was difficult for me because his father took care of my previous 5 children. Dr Van showed compassion just like his father and was my first granddaughters pediatrician until he passed. He was a patient and compassionate man with each of his patients and his caring ways will surely be missed
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