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Donald "Jack" CosgroveNovember 25, 2017
Donald "Jack" Cosgrove lifelong area resident, died Saturday, November 25th surrounded by his family at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.
Known by everyone as Jack, he was born December 13, 1928 in Petoskey to Clarence and Dorothy (Lawrence) Cosgrove. He attended Petoskey schools and was a graduate of Petoskey High School.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Shirley Terpening-Cosgrove and by his three children Vicki (Gary) Urman, Marcie (James) Crain and Brent Cosgrove. He was blessed with five grandchildren Tawna (Mike) Naturkas, Jared (Melissa) Urman, Eli (Abby) Urman, Alison (Jacob) Isaminger and Jake Crain, and with 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his son Larry Marshall Cosgrove and by two brothers Merle and Harold.
Jack worked for many years in sales, and in later years served as the House Manager of the Nehemiah Shelter in Petoskey. He was a charter member of the Springvale Township Volunteer Fire Department. He also spent many years volunteering through two organizations that meant a great deal to him, MMAP (Mobile Missionary Assisted Program and SOWER (Servants on Wheels, Ever Ready); both of these volunteer groups help in church and community projects of all sizes in a host of different ways. The time he dedicated to both the Nehemiah project and his volunteer efforts, reflect on the man and his dedication to his faith. Jack's love of God and family were the cornerstone of his life. His quiet service to his community and to others have always been a point of immense pride to his children and grandchildren. His children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends will forever cherish and miss this kind, tender hearted and hard working man.
His family plan to honor his life during a memorial service that is planned for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday November 28th at Epsilon United Methodist Church; the service will be led by Rev. Eun Cloud. Visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Curtis Cemetery.
Jack's family would prefer those wishing to remember him do so through a charitable donation to the Epsilon United Methodist Church.