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Carl Kosak

d. March 23, 2023


C arl Constantine Kosak died on March 23 at Westmoreland Hospital.  Carl, using the pseudonym K.C. Constantine was one of the most distinguished writers of crime fiction of the past half-century. His first book, The Rocksburg Railroad Murders, was published in 1972 by the noted literary house David R. Godine, and he continued to write until his unexpected death in mid-March. He recently completed work on Another Day’s Pain, scheduled to be published early next year by The Mysterious Press, which had published ten of his books including Joey’s Case, the nominee for an Edgar award by the Mystery Writers of America as the best book of the year (1988). The character-driven Constantine novels provide a powerful and poignant view of a dying central Pennsylvania town in a starkly realistic light.  Carl is survived by his son Chris Kosak, his daughter-in-law Joy Kosak, and his three treasured grandsons, Cole, Alexander and August Kosak all of Moraga, California.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the World Central Kitchen which provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.  Arrangements by the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020 Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.

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