In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate donations to the

Eugene Elia Kostiuk

October 30, 1940July 6, 2019

Kostiuk, Eugene Elia (78). On Saturday morning, July 6 Gene decided he had had enough of his 5 year battle with ALS and passed peacefully to the tennis courts above where he can be whole again. Gene is survived by his wife, Jeanne, of 55 years; daughter Marie-Gabrielle and her husband, Steve Fahey; son Christopher, grandchildren Gabrielle and her husband Dan, and Bret; and the Golota nieces and nephews in Michigan, Tennessee and Florida. Gene was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 30, 1940 to Kazmiera Kalinowski and Elia J. Kostiuk. His family included three half-brothers, John, Ted and Henry, who, with his parents have preceded him in death. Gene attended Southeastern High School, the Detroit Institute of Technology and Wayne State University. He served his country in the Navy Reserves. Gene worked for the Detroit Urban League and then in 1965, joined the United Parcel Service Company where he successfully completed a number of management assignments including the UPS startup in West Germany during his 30-year career, retiring in 1995. While at UPS, Gene was actively involved with the company's United Way annual campaign, serving as a 'Loaned Manager' to the United Way of Atlanta for two years. An avid sports enthusiast, Gene enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and grade school hockey. He was a charter member of Olde Towne Athletic Club in Marietta, where he regularly utilized the facility's fitness equipment while actively pursuing his passion for tennis playing ALTA and USTA tennis with partner Larry. During the 1996 Olympics he was part of the Tennis venue working as Results Operation Supervisor. Coming from Michigan, Gene had a great love for water and enjoyed walking and sunning on the sands of Sanibel Island.

The family thanks Gene's caregivers Dorothy, Mercy, Kelli, Aby and Nurse Stefanie and Amity Hospice for their tender care and concern for 'Mr. Gene'.

In 2017, Gene established the Kostiuk Family Foundation to not only increase an awareness of ALS but to mainly provide financial aid grants to address patient needs not covered by traditional insurance.

There will be a Celebration of Life Party Saturday July 27 from 3-6 pm at Olde Towne Athletic Club (4950 Olde Towne Pkwy, Marietta 30068).

In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate donations to the www.kostiukfamilyfoundation.com


27 July

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Olde Towne Athletic Club

4950 Olde Towne Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30068


Eugene Elia Kostiuk

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Andrea Farrelly

July 13, 2019

Mr Kostiuk - Brielle’ and Brets’ granpops - I wasn’t fortunate enough to meet you in person but I know you were a wonderful man and very loved by all of your family. We’re aware of your kindness and wicked humour as far away as England. I know you will be remembered and loved by all that knew you.
With kind regards and thoughts to Jeannie Brielle and Bret.