Zoya Kosta

3 October, 193718 September, 2021

Zoya Kosta, age 83, of Cary, NC formerly of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Zoya was born in the Ukraine on October 3, 1937.

Zoya married Elias Ilya Kosta in 1985 and resided in Queens, NY and then in Sarasota, Florida from 1993 until 2016. In 2016, they moved to Cary to be closer to her step-daughter and her family. She was a long-time active member of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Sarasota, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elias Ilya Kosta; her son, Orest Kuryluk and grandson, Luke Kuryluk.

She is survived by her step-daughter, Marianna C. Montana Holder and her husband, John of Cary; 3 granddaughters, Margaret, Amelia and Lily Montana; 3 step-grandchildren, Samuel, David and Allison Holder.

A funeral service for Zoya will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5000 Lead Mine Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota, Florida 34243.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, NC.


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 22 September , 2021


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