Michael Andrew Kosarowich, 75, of Camp Hill, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Dover, New Jersey, on February 6, 1947, the son of the late Michael and Olga H. (Czechut) Kosarowich. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia McGrath Kosarowich; a daughter, Amanda M. Kosarowich (Charles Wren) of King of Prussia; a son, Robert W. Kosarowich (Joseph Day) of Pittsburgh; a sister, Eleanore Marchione; and nieces and nephews: Linda Marchione, Jill (Jim) Hoffmann, Matthew Marchione, and David (Lisa) Marchione, and their children Matt, Chris, and Katie.
Mike graduated from Fordham University with an Army ROTC commission. Returning from Vietnam, he attended American University earning a Masters degree and then joined EDS in Camp Hill to work on healthcare data systems. During his thirty-nine year career, he explored a variety of domains, being proudest of developing the Bursar’s system for Penn State University and a major redesign for CA Blue Shield.
Mike was a thoughtful and caring husband and father who loved watching his children evolve. The little girl who thought all sports were boring became his go-to expert on all teams Philly, and the little boy who never wanted to do Dad’s dumb job now works in healthcare data would regularly call for professional guidance.
On his way to creating ‘The Great American Novel,’ Mike took a serendipitous detour into playwriting at age 70, becoming an enthusiastic and productive member of the Playwrights Alliance of PA (PAPA) and joining the Dramatists Guild of America. Since 2018, he has had a work presented each year at the Cicada Festival, part of the PA Chautauqua Summer Program at Mt. Gretna. The Confession, his one-act play, was performed at the 2021 Pittsburgh New Works Festival where he was a finalist for the Outstanding Playwright award.
A firm believer in the medical benefits of one beer a day, Mike was an avid fan of craft beer. He was drawn to the many styles and tastes of the brews and even the artwork on the labels. He was known for his curated tasting sessions, accompanied by enthusiastic monologues, and carefully created gift packs with illustrated guides prepared by his supportive wife.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Central Pennsylvania Foodbank (www.centralpafoodbank.org), 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.parthemore.com.