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KOSTY Memorial Thread ~ Kosty has passed on Sept. 2nd

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:18 AM   #46
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Kosty's sister Daria contacted me via the guestbook yesterday, she'd like to explain what happened so I've pointed her to this thread and invited her to leave a message here, or said I'll post it for her if she'd prefer.

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Thank you, I'm sure everyone will appreciate that.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #47
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Kosty's sister Daria contacted me via the guestbook yesterday, she'd like to explain what happened so I've pointed her to this thread and invited her to leave a message here, or said I'll post it for her if she'd prefer.

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That's fantastic! Glad to know the family saw that the guestbook had been re-opened.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:47 AM   #48
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Dear High Def Forum,

Thank you all your prayers and condolences for my brother Dan, who you knew as “Kosty”. He was certainly one of a kind! As many of you have stated, he was a very private person, and he was very adept at compartmentalizing his different parts of his life. My family had no idea of his online life.

Because many of you asked, I wanted to share what happened. In early August, he entered the hospital where he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Soon afterwards, he was placed on a ventilator, and then his course was complicated by a major stroke. This all happened very suddenly and fast.

Thank you again with all of the kind words you wrote on this thread, and on his online obituary guest book.



Sincerely, Kosty’s sister
I believe Daria may well check in again, if anyone else wants to pay their respects here.

I've posted this in the memorial thread over at High Def Digest, could someone who is active at AVS post this over there too please?
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I believe Daria may well check in again, if anyone else wants to pay their respects here.

I've posted this in the memorial thread over at High Def Digest, could someone who is active at AVS post this over there too please?
Thanks for sharing this, Ray. And to Daria of course as well. Thanks for taking the time to explain what happened. This is very sad. Kosty was a friend and had been the greatest influence on me of anyone who posted online. His loss is greatly felt by me every day.
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Thank you, Daria for taking the time to update, he's is deeply missed at HDF. Take knowing how many people he affected so positively, as a comfort from all us at HDF
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It was great to hear from his sister. She should know that everyone here at HDF will miss him very much. We've lost way to many great members lately.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #52
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Kosty and I had many heated debates back during the format war, but reconciled a few months ago in the Lawrence of Arabia thread at Home Theater Forum. RIP, Kosty.
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Another Great One. RIP old friend.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #55
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Daria,

Take comfort in the fact that Dan was deeply respected, professional and most of all, a gentleman.
He took part in many websites and contributed to each one on a daily basis with charts, graphs and speculations.
I believe that nobody knew how much we all anticipated his input until he stopped. Many here, and on other forums, felt a loss when Dan did not reply right away with charts and explanations. People loved to debate with him because it was a civil exchange and offered more of an information exchange than anything.
Someone could have a heated debate with him and minutes later, private message him with a problem or question, and there would be no hesitation on his part to help.
He was smart, helpful, patient, liked and giving. Yes he was private with his personal life, but had helped so many people on these forums with his knowledge.
I think I can speak for all when I say "I miss you Kosty"
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:28 PM   #57
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Almost two years, I am empty with the loss of my best friend of 20 years when he passed away in August of 2012. Less than a month later, I get the devastating news that a prominent member of a community that offered the escape I so desperately needed, has also passed. Like Kosty, I kept the two worlds separate from one another and both were rocked. I don't frequent these forums anymore, but something pulled me over to read this thread over again.
I would give anything to read how well blu ray is doing as Kosty would so eloquently post and back it up with 50 graphs
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Thanks for your reminder, Kosty has been missed by many of those he interacted with ....truly a great Loss
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This is terribly sad news, kosty was always an avid poster and friend of the forum.
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