Leonard A. Kosova M.D.
FUNERAL HOME
Mitzvah Memorial Funerals - Northbrook
3100 Dundee Rd #801
Northbrook, IL
Leonard A. Kosova MD died on January 12, 2022 at the age of 84. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean, nee Busby, his 5 children, Jamie Charisse Kosova, Weston (Debra) Kosova, Jason (Jennifer) Kosova, Abra (Matt) Siegler, and Ethan (Ashley) Kosova; 8 grandchildren, Eliana, Jillian, Lilly, Yasha, Brendan, Emry, Hannah and Raegan; his sister Leah (the late Harold "Sonny") Cohen and his brother Harold (Anita) Kosova.



"A person's life must speak for itself, or not at all, and it speaks differently to each person."

Funeral services Sunday, January 16, 11 AM at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie. The funeral can be viewed on Leonard's webpage on www.mitzvahfunerals.com live, or any time after the funeral. Contributions in Leonard's name to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Info Mitzvah Memorial Funerals, 630-MITZVAH 630-648-9824.

Please attend service and shiva in-person only if fully vaccinated. Proof will be required at the synagogue


Published by Chicago Tribune from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2022.
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3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL
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Bonita Schulgasser
January 20, 2022
My deepest sympathies to you and your family, my dear friend.
Chris Stezelberger
January 18, 2022
Dr.Kosova hired me as a novice oncology nurse back in 1992 and my fond memories of him are still so fresh. He was a man of great distinction whose compassion and kindness were as vast as his intellect. Over the many years I worked with him I admired and respected him more and more as I learned so much. I watched his Oncology practice grow with integrity and value in a changing time of healthcare bureaucracy. He was a giant among his peers and his nursing staff. I fondly remember how he often came back to the nursing department at the end of a long and arduous week to see how we were all doing. I used to call him "PaPa Bear" because he watched over us like family. Jean, may you and all your family be blessed and comforted with loving memories of this great man.
Maureen Schuette
Work
January 18, 2022
Jean, I am saddened by the loss of Leonard; I hope you have all the support and care you need as you grieve. With fond memories of our time on the Cancer Care Center when we were so young and impressionable. John
John T Campbell
Work
January 18, 2022
A caring, compassionate, empathetic, unique and warmhearted individual. A superb mentor. I never, ever admired a physician more than "Dr. Kosova". He brought ineffable joy to so many. My condolences to Jean and the rest of the Kosova mishpacha.
Sandy and Steve Sandler
January 17, 2022
Dear Jason, I am so sorry for your loss. So many times you have told me how much you loved, admired and respected your father. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. With Love.
Trina Rothwell
Friend
January 17, 2022
Dear Jean and family-I want to express my sadness and shock when I heard of Len's passing. He was not only a great healer, but a role model for the medical profession that is sorely needed and missing from today's medical scene. He also was one of my medical idols when I joined his practice many years ago. Len, also, was like my older brother that I never had, and he enjoyed that role immensely in the advice and recommendations we engaged in. I never had another relationship so solid after that. May you be blessed and comforted by his spirit and soul for all the years to come. We will miss him very much,, and may his memory be a blessing for all.
Jeffrey Buckman
Friend
January 16, 2022
My condolences to the Kosova family. Len was a mentor to many over the years and had the greatest influence on my career as a physician for over 40 years. I knew him throughout my years as a medical student, a resident and was fortunate to have been a colleague while on staff at LGH. His caring demeanor and wisdom was unparalleled. May his memory be a blessing to all. Gabe Kibrit.
Gabriel Kibrit
Work
January 16, 2022
We all send our deepest condolences on your loss and wish you comfort and peace as time passes.
van der Heijden Family
January 15, 2022
Hazem Alhawasli
January 15, 2022
I have known Dr Kosova for many years. Working with him at lgh and then his office. He will be remembered for organizing the first cancer unit at lgh. A kind, soft spoken man who delivered the best care to his patients
Joan welch
Friend
January 15, 2022
Dear Wes, I am saddened by the passing of your dear father. My father cherished his friendship at LGH and spoke highly of him. Prayers of strength and fond memories are your father's blessing for you and your family. Be well.
Mary Lee, M.A.
School
January 15, 2022
I extend my sincere condolences to Len's family. This man was more than a highly intelligent, skilled, and dedicated practitioner and teacher in the field of oncology. He was a true healer. Len made those around him feel better in many ways. He was a pleasure to be around. There was a natural ease with which he engaged his patients, their families, and his colleagues. No family physcian ever wishes to have a patient develop a cancer. Len made circumstances better for all involved. He radiated confidence, compassion, and understanding. For the 20+ years that we shared patients, I knew from the first encounter that those under his care had a friend in him and that I had one as well. When my wife had to face dealing with a cancer, I didn't consider multiple options - I spoke to Len on the phone as soon as the test reults were complete and he saw us 2 days later. She had never worked with nor met him before. After a couple of minutes it was obvious that he had her calmed and focusing on what needed to be done. His gift to her and me is something that could never truly be repaid, except with smiles, handshakes, and thank yous. I had heard the same from many folks I had referred to him before and after my wife's treatments were successfully completed. It was Len the person as much as or more than Len the knowledgable doctor who brought comfort and caring to those needing his help. He was the definition of a healer. I will miss his friendship, his calming voice, the aura of confidence about him. He truly stood above many as just a fine human being. My hopes and prayers are with you for strength and eventual solace at this time of great loss.
Ted Zamirowski
January 15, 2022
Dear Jean and family, We are so saddened at your, and all of our, loss. Leonard was a special and beautiful human being...wise, considerate, always interested in and concerned about others-- the epitome of a mesh! We loved seeing him and you, sometimes with the "children", on the sun deck or in the building where he always had a kind word, an interesting thought and put everyone at ease. Bob had the pleasure of several classes with Len at Olli where his keen intellect and sense of humor came through loud and clear. May his memory be for a blessing.
Bob and Susan Mednick
Friend
January 14, 2022
Dearest Jamie, We are deeply saddened to learn of your Father´s passing. Please accept our prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family. Kate and Dave Pasquith
Kate McDonough Pasquith
January 14, 2022
My condolences
Jacob Bitran, MD
January 14, 2022
I was a staff pathologist at Lutheran General for 20 years and worked closely with Len. He was a kind and brilliant physician, always asked pertinent questions and a great collaborator in caring for patients. Very sorry to learn of his passing.
Jerome Taxy
Work
January 14, 2022
I was in several OLLI classes with Len and enjoyed his company. His comments were always thoughtful and on point. I am sorry for your loss.
Robert Blythe
Other
January 14, 2022
I've known Len for a few years of our participation in the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. He is intelligent, humorous, accomplished and humble - truly a mensch. It is very easy to empathize with the good life you shared and with your grief at his passing.
Tom Buckley
Other
January 14, 2022
I am so sorry to hear about Lenny´s passing. I always remember his kindness to Julius, my late husband. He was Julius´ oncologist when he was sick. Lenny was a great comfort to us both. I feel like I lost a member of my own family after being friends with Leah and her entire family for so many years. I hope that the memories of him comfort you all.
Rachel Brachman
Friend
January 14, 2022
Dear Kosova family, I was an attending physician at LGH for 40 years. I worked closely with Len during those years. There was no one that I trusted more to care for my cancer patients. No one that I knew was kinder, smarter, or more of a mensch. He was one off my medical idols. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. This is a loss to the world. Bill Blustein
BILL Blustein
Work
January 14, 2022
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