George Edward Kosa, age 68, passed away suddenly on Sept. 27, 2019 with his son Kendell by his side in Melbourne, Florida.
Formerly of Fall River, Massachusetts and Medina, Texas, George is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kelly Adams-Kosa, his son Kendell Kosa, his brother Robert Edinger Jr., his aunt Bella St. Laurent, his nieces and nephews, Charles Kosa Jr., Jay Garant, David Hipolito Jr., Ashley Heinen, Matthew Heinen, Madison Heinen, Christopher Lackey and Amy Baker, and many cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents, Mary (Raposa) and Robert Edinger, his sisters, Rhonda Hipolito and Sandra Garant, and his brother Charles “Chuck” Kosa.
George served as a combat engineer in the Army in Vietnam, achieving the rank of sergeant and was awarded many commendation medals.
After returning home from Vietnam like many at the time, he struggled to find his place and decided to reenlist in the Army, which stationed him in Korea for two years.
After returning from Korea, George moved to Houston, Texas where he graduated from the Columbia School of Broadcasting.
He worked for 25 years as a DJ and as a standup comic. It was at one of his standup shows that he met his wife and started a family.
His son Kendell Kosa was born in 1995. George was a man of many hats. He was highly trained in the martial arts, with a triple black belt in Taekwondo and a black belt in Judo.
George also taught himself to read, write and converse in eight languages. He learned to play the guitar and took up sketching and painting. Although self-taught, he proved to be quite talented.
He leaves behind many reminders that when you “Dare to Dream” and “Never Stop Learning,” you can achieve anything your heart desires. A Celebration of Life will be planned for the spring. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of your choosing.