Edward Koskie
1954 - 2020
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TILLSON- Edward Koskie (Eddie), 66, of Tillson, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1954 in Kingston, N.Y.; son of the late Edward Koskie, Sr. and Beatrice L. Clearwater Koskie. At age of 19 he began employment with IBM and continued a truly rewarding career for 39 years. Upon retiring from IBM he dabbled with commercial HVAC projects (Ashley Mechanical, Inc.) and recent technical services (River Valley Radio, Inc.) A longtime avid Amateur Radio Club/Ham Radio member/operator (N2EK) also enjoyed his Corvette, making Homebrew, playing guitar, vacationing, scuba diving and anything and everything NASA. He loved to have good times and laughs....had a blast at Woodstock 94 & 99, loved the visits to Englishtown and weekly trips to Keegan Ales. Surviving are his mother, Beatrice Koskie of Ulster Park; two daughters, Heather Koskie (Linnell Marshall, Jr.) of Kingston, Melanie Koskie (Alex Castro) of High Falls; three grandchildren, Kiana and Cameron Marshall, Adrienne Castro; a nephew, Justin Weitzman of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Deborah Silvestro (Salvatore) of Port Ewen, Patricia Weitzman (Robert) of Panama; and longtime best friend, Paul Jaffer (Helen) of High Falls. Ed was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Diane O'Pray; second wife, Jeanne Batterson-Koskie; and his father, Edward Sr. Memorial visitation for family and friends will be 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. At 1 p.m. following the visitation Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate his funeral service. Cremation was held privately. Facemasks will be required and social distancing may limit the capacity inside the funeral home. For those who wish, memorial contributions in Ed's memory may be made to Precious Paws, Inc. of NY, www.preciouspawsny.org or the Ulster County SPCA, www.ucspca.org, 20 Wiedy Rd., Kingston, N.Y., 12401. (www.GJMoylanFuneralHome.com) http://www.lastingmemories.com/edward-koskie

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Published in the Daily Freeman from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2020.
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August 27, 2020
May God bless you, my friend, and bless and comfort all of the family. Psalm 121 says our help comes from the Lord who keeps our souls.
We enjoyed many years in the neighborhood, with many activities like HAM radio and launching Estes rockets.
Tim Triscari
August 26, 2020
Prayers to all the family on the passing of Eddie. I knew him as a friend and neighbor long ago and reconnected recently having IBM in common. This is a terrible loss. Thinking of Bea, Debby, and Patty and the entire family. Eddie would say at Lake George ‘ let’s bug out...which way is out?’ He bugged out too soon. Love to all.
Sue Short Leeper
August 25, 2020
I am so sadden by this news. I have cut Ed's hair for 33 years every weeks. Covid of course changed that. I will miss him tremendously. My love and prayers to all of his family.
Jennifer Costello
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