Michael Kokosky (1971-2018)

A message from Amber Dickerson, Hillsborough County Director:

It is with great sadness, I must relay that Michael Kokosky, the Senior Planner for the City of Temple Terrace, unexpectedly passed away last week.  Michael was a very active member of APA. He will be greatly missed by our planning community. Our local chapter will be collecting funds for a group donation here. Also, below is a link to his obituary, if you would like to send your personal condolences or a donation.

Obituary that ran in Michael’s hometown newspaper, The Morning Call, in Ohio. 

Michael J. Kokosky, 46, of Temple Terrace, FL, died unexpectedly on January 24, 2018. He was born July 15, 1971 in West Reading, PA to his loving parents, John J. and Kathryn (Stout) Kokosky Jr. of Palmer Township. Michael was a 1989 graduate of Easton High School and a 1993 graduate of LaSalle University; where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Michael continued his academic career at Ohio State University where he earned two master's degrees in three years; studying Public Administration and Urban and Regional Planning. Earlier, Michael worked as a research and advocacy specialist for Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley and as an urban planner for the city of Rock Island, IL and later Marion and Polk Counties in Florida.

Most recently, Michael was serving as the senior planner of community development for the city of Temple Terrace, FL. Michael will be dearly missed by his parents and aunts, Dr. Mary J. Kokosky, M.D.; Anna Bakonyi and Linda Everett. He will be remembered for his enjoyment of fishing and bowling.

Michael was an avid Ohio State University fan and loved all things associated with Christmas; especially decorating.