Donald Joseph Kosin obituary

Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 08:50 AM.

Mr. Donald Joseph Kosin, 81, of Port St. Joe, FL, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.  Mr. Kosin was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country in the United States Army.  Born in Cleveland, OH, he was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio.  He was a devoted husband, father and granddaddy.  Mr. Kosin worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 30 plus years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.  He was a member of the Gideon’s International, the Walk to Emmaus and taught a confirmation class at his church to the middle school students. 

Mr. Kosin is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Frank Kosin and Libbie Kosin, son, Donnie Kosin and brother, Joseph F. Kosin, Jr. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Kosin of Port St. Joe, FL; two sons, David Kosin and wife Denise of Georgetown, Kentucky, Joe Kosin and wife Sarah of Lexington, KY; one daughter, Elizabeth Roberson and husband Matt of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Matthew and Caleb Roberson, Mac and Jay Kosin.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe with Pastor Geoffrey Lentz officiating.  Graveside services were held in Wilmore Cemetery, Wilmore, Kentucky. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Kosin to the Gideons International at


Southerland Family Funeral Home

100 E. 19th ST.

Panama City, FL 32405

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