Gregory (Greg) Kosmowski was returning home to Milford, Michigan, to spend Christmas with his family. He was in England to attend business meetings in Birmingham. Greg was a vice president of market development for Lucas Industries, a British automotive supplier with offices in Troy, Michigan. Described as a bright and aggressive marketing expert who blazed trails for his company's products, Greg had earned a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Wayne State University after serving four years in the U.S. Air Force.
Greg is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sue; and two sons, Eron, 10; and Eric, 18, a student at the University of Michigan. A long-time friend explains, "All I can say is he was a fantastic person—good dad, good husband, good friend. They're good, good people."
Greg was an avid skier, runner, and golfer who was proud to have run in several Boston marathons.
At his memorial service a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson served to describe what was important in life to Greg, "To laugh often and love much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded."