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Kostyshak, Daniel

of Vestal: Daniel Kostyshak, 53, passed away at Lourdes Hospital on Sunday September 2, 2012 after a brief illness. Daniel was predeceased by his mother (Geraldine Kostyshak) and his wife (Rhonda Hillhouse Kostyshak). He is survived by his father Edward Kostyshak of Binghamton, his brother William Kostyshak of Rochester, NY, and his sister Daria Brown of McLean, VA. Daniel grew up in Dearborn Heights, MI and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy class of 1980. During his service in the United States Army, he earned the expert infantryman badge, parachutist badge, air assault badge and ranger tab before retiring with the rank of Captain. Upon leaving military service, Daniel attained an MBA from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Information Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He opened his own Marketing and Advertising Consulting company "Kostyshak and Associates" in the Binghamton area where he continued to work up to his hospitalization. The family wishes to thank the staff of Lourdes Hospital Intensive Care Unit and the Danielle House for their compassionate care during this difficult time. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider contributions in Daniel's memory to the ICU Department at Lourdes Hospital via Lourdes Hospital Foundation, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 and the Danielle House, 160 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.

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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin on Sep. 9, 2012.
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November 6, 2012
Kosty, you always brought a level of optimism and class to forum discussions that one normally wouldn't expect from our group. I believe that even those who disagreed with you most still called you a friend. You will be missed!
October 30, 2012
RIP Kosty. You will be sorely missed by all in our wonderful hobby of home theater. Your knowledge, commitment and the class in which you carried yourself are all exemplary and something the rest of us struggle with.

Thank you for serving our country and our community, it won't be the same without you.

October 17, 2012
I am shocked and deeply sadden to hear of Dan's passing.

Dan was a friend and I worked very closely with Dan on the BD vs. HD DVD fight. Dan possessed great technical skills and had a strong dedication to stand up to what's right.

Dan volunteered to help and was a great friend to all who knew him.

You are greatly missed and I will keep Dan in my heart forever.

Rest in peace.

Robert Zohn
Robert Zohn
October 15, 2012
Rest in peace, Kosty! You were a good man, and the home theater community has lost one of its most loyal and dedicated enthusiasts.

You will be missed.
October 15, 2012
Dan "Kosty" K. - You will be missed, I am sure by many outside the forums which you so actively participated in, far more than those who just knew you as Kosty. I always looked forward to seeing what new numbers would be posted for the day, week, month, and year from you and the ensuing charts...

Another chart? Geez! I'm sure you have a few dozen of them in hand right now, wherever you are, explaining to people how the figures support HD movies being the bees knees for the next dozen years. It was always fun to see those pop-up and read through the debates (and participate).

You added a special flair to the forums at High Def Digest, and while not all agreed, I do think they all will miss what you brought. I know I will.

I hope you have found peace within, and I hope your friends and family who just know you as Dan, find a peace as well.

It has been a pleasure.
Paul (AV_Integrated) Vail
October 15, 2012
It was with great sadness that I've just heard of Dan's passing.

I first got to know Dan only a year or so ago when he arranged a trade show appearance and came down to supervise the setup. It's a credit to Dan's integrity that he tried to warn us the show would be a bust, even though it was not in his best interest, and he was right. Small IT trade shows can be hard work at the best of times, no more so than when the exhibitors outnumber the attendees 5 to 1!

Dan spent the next couple of hours chatting and lifting our spirits, we talked about our experiences in the military and a shared love of movies, a topic on which his knowledge and enthusiasm seemed unlimited.

I don't think we gained much business that day, but I did feel like I'd made a friend. I wish I'd gotten to know him better, but the times our paths crossed he always greeted me like an old buddy.

To Dan's family, I hope the considerable pride you must have for him eases your loss.

Rest easy Dan.
Ian Wood
October 15, 2012
"Kosty", I just hope you knew how many friends you had across the globe, in all our little on-line communities. Thanks for the time you spent, the insight you brought, and the courtesy you extended to all. You were a gent, and you'll be missed mate.

My sincerest sympathy to Dan's family for their loss.
Deano T (Ray Von)
October 14, 2012
I never personally met Kosty as he was known on the Internet, but had followed his work for years on various forums. His tireless work for Blu-ray sales was much appreciated by all who read it and he was always a first-class gentleman. You'll be missed...
Christopher Zabel
October 14, 2012
Thank you "Kosty" for the passion and enthusiasm you brought to our little online community everyday. You will be missed by the many thousands of people who followed your writings and analysis but never had the pleasure of meeting you in person.

My sympathies to Daniel's family.
Dave J
October 13, 2012
The entire community lost a true enthusiast, someone who was always honest and willing to share his knowledge with others, and a great friend. This hobby of ours, which we were often too passionate about, will not be the same without you.

Your enthusiasm will not be forgotten.

Rest in peace, Kosty.
Pro-B/Svet A.
October 13, 2012
To the family we have a heavy heart for this loss. You should know that several thousand forum members have corresponded with him over the years. We really hope you accept our sincere condolences from our members at www.highdefforum.com

Administrator of HDF
Richard Binckley
October 13, 2012
Hello Kosty, as I have known you through the years online, may you rest in peace. I wish I could have known you personally, but I will always have fond memories of our interactions online and the kindness and respect with which you bestowed upon me and everyone else. You are one of a kind and I will miss you greatly my friend.
Bruce Ames
October 13, 2012
A massive online community has just lost a wonderful person.
You are greatly missed and prayers are going out to your family.

Silverado (Mark, BC, Canada)
October 13, 2012
Kosty as I knew you. May you rest in peace. May your family take comfort knowing you are in a better place. You will be missed by all you touched.
October 12, 2012
Dan, it has been a pleasure to have known you and to have the opportunity to interact with you at High Def's Forum you will be missed by all. I'm consider myself better for having known you. Be at peace Kosty,
da Rizz (Michael Boles, LI,NY. )
September 14, 2012
Dearest Dan,
You will be sweetly remembered forever. May you now rest in peace as I am so proud to see all of the great things you did, and not surprised one bit. You always kept me laughing and I thank you for your help in class..as you were the bright one..and I just came for fun! I know you leave behind many of your footprints with those whom loved you so much, and stood beside to pat your back or wipe a tear, May you forever Soar and walk those streets of Gold...
Debbie Kutz / Britt
September 13, 2012
dan may you rest in peace. you were a good friend and you will be greatly missed. we know now your in a better place.. take care our friend.
mark and april florance
September 9, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Michael Lapko brought the obituary to services at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit today and shared it with the parishioners. May Daniel's memory be eternal, vyechnaya pamnyat. His soul shall dwell with the righteous. Memory Eternal!
Lisa Prokurat Franks
September 8, 2012
I will miss you Dan and all of that computer talent of yours. May you rest in peace.
Gloria Lucas-Burford
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