Daniel Koszczewski

06/13/1957 — 11/19/2016

From Richland, WA | Born in La Crosse, WI

Daniel Koszczewski

Daniel ("Danski") Hans Koszczewski passed away at Kadlec Hospital in Richland surrounded by his family and friends on November 19, 2016 at the age of 59. 

Dan is survived by Betsy his loving wife of 24 years.  He is also survived by son Shawn Koszczewski and his wife Catherine of Spokane, WA; daughter Katie Koszczewski of Richland, WA; mother Geraldine Koszczewski of Richland, WA;  sister Cynthia Mammenga of Maplewood, MN; brother Nick Koszczewski and his wife Liz of Altus, OK; grandson Lucas Koszczewski of Spokane; 3 nieces, 2 nephews and many more family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his father Reinhold in 2015.

Dan was born on June 13, 1957 in La Crosse, WI to Reinhold and Geraldine (Lesky) Koszczewski. Growing up he was an Airforce brat, with his family moving several times including a time in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from Kalispell High School in 1976.  He went on to earn his AA Degree from Wenatchee Valley College in 1982 and his BA in Business Administration-Finance from Eastern Washington University in 1984.   

Before attending college, he served in the Army, enlisting as an Airborne Ranger Pathfinder, was later commissioned as an officer in the Army National Guard, and retired as a Captain with the National Guard Reserves.  He had many stories of his time in the military and served proudly. 

Dan had a long and successful career in banking.  He attended Seafirst's Bank Officer Candidate Program and upon completion worked as a commercial lender at the Seafirst Branch in Yakima, WA. Over the years he worked for several banks, ending as a Vice President of Key Bank with the Kennewick Commercial Banking Team. He enjoyed his work, his many colleagues and clients.

He served as treasurer of the BMW Freeriders motorcycle club and thoroughly enjoyed all the friends he made there and rides he was able to make.  He loved living in the Tri-Cities because he was able to ride almost year round.   

Dan was an active member of the Columbia Center Rotary and was a Boys and Girls Club mentor where he enjoyed "just being a kid with the kids.” 

He had a unique sense of humor and loved a good laugh.   No matter where he was, he enjoyed meeting and talking with people whether they were old friends or someone he’d just met.   

A celebration of his life will be held December 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the event center at Einan's at Sunset in Richland.  Donations in his name can be made to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.   

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  • Our sincerest condolences go out to Betsy and all Dan’s family. What a shock to learn of his passing!
    As a former colleague at KeyBank, I enjoyed and respected Dan’s professionalism and the energy and determination that he brought to the job. Dan was always eager to introduce his clients to new and innovative services, always with their best interests at heart. His contributions at the bank will be missed.
    His upbeat attitude and his infectous laugh were his trademark, however he took his banking consultant role seriously. He was a devoted husband and father, always providing updates as to his family’s current events. He was generous with his time to benefit local charitable agencies, which set a positive example for his fellow collegues and the image of his employer.
    I am proud to state that I worked with Dan and always considered him a “Quality Banker” and friend!

    Tom & Mary Robbert
    November 28, 2016
    Yakima, Wa.
  • I’m a co-worker who enjoyed Dan’s conversation and appreciated his interesting background. I especially liked dabbling in German with him. When he arrived at meetings on his motorcycle, I would feel pangs of envy. My sincere condolences to Dan’s family and loved ones.

    Michael Braden
    November 28, 2016
    Salem, Oregon
  • I worked with Dan for many years as CFO of Kadlec Regional Medical Center. I am retired now. Dan and I had a great relationship and I gave him a hug when I last saw him. Obviously he had a great personality and you were drawn to him immediately but I respected him for many reasons. He visited Kadlec often and always knew what was going on with us. This wasn’t the case with previous bank relationships. He felt it was important to know everything that was going on with this clients. He had a can do attitude when we needed something but was a tough negotiator. Trust me I know! I had tremendous respect for him and had missed him after my retirement. I won’t be able to attend the service but wanted to express my thanks for the time I got to spend with him. I hope that you will be able to celebrate his life and know that he affected many people during his lifetime.

    Julie Meek
    November 28, 2016
    Richland WA
  • Dan was a passionate community leader and a very thoughtful banker. His tireless efforts to ensure that he fully understood each client and their specific needs were a constant in his professional career. He blended heart and mind in all dealings, whether professional, community efforts, or personal interaction. I was priviliged to know him and see his genuine passion at work. Dan was a mentor and student at life, and as a fellow veteran I salute his service to our country.

    Mike Lettig Sr.
    November 28, 2016
    Sammamish, WA
  • Please accept my sincere condolences for your family’s loss. Dan and I worked closely together while I was employed at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in the Administration Office supporting Finance. His smile was always the first thing that walked through the door. He always had a knack for telling a good story filled with laughter. Dan’s love for motorcycles was something we both had in common and we always were telling each other stories about our rides or suggesting the next. Dan’s beautiful soul and smile will surely be missed by all. God Bless.
    Lori D’Amato

    Lori D'Amato
    November 28, 2016
    Vancouver, WA
  • I remember many times when Dan and his KeyBank colleagues hosted the Hospitality Suite at HFMA conferences and Dan made sure there was a special reason to stop by the suite and network. At one event, he hosted Scotch tasting and Dan KNEW HIS SCOTCH! He enjoyed educating everyone about the different types and even if you didn’t drink Scotch, you were interested because he was so passionate. The next year it was Tequila! I promise, it was an educational event and not focused on drinking…no really, I promise!
    I will miss Dan’s willingness to always support the chapter and contribute in so many ways…he was genuinely a person who cared. He will be missed.

    Norma Pearce
    November 28, 2016
    Silverdale, WA
  • My condolences to you and the rest of the family, we only learned of Dan’s passing now. Always wanted to find a contact after missing to meet up with him in Berlin Christmas 2015. Only fond memories and good times- Hahn Air Base, Germany.

    Wolfgang Schaefer
    April 29, 2019
    Belgium/SHAPE
  • Our sincerest condolences go out to Betsy and all Dan’s family. What a shock to learn of his passing!
    As a former colleague at KeyBank, I enjoyed and respected Dan’s professionalism and the energy and determination that he brought to the job. Dan was always eager to introduce his clients to new and innovative services, always with their best interests at heart. His contributions at the bank will be missed.
    His upbeat attitude and his infectous laugh were his trademark, however he took his banking consultant role seriously. He was a devoted husband and father, always providing updates as to his family’s current events. He was generous with his time to benefit local charitable agencies, which set a positive example for his fellow collegues and the image of his employer.
    I am proud to state that I worked with Dan and always considered him a “Quality Banker” and friend!

    Tom & Mary Robbert
    November 28, 2016
    Yakima, Wa.
  • I’m a co-worker who enjoyed Dan’s conversation and appreciated his interesting background. I especially liked dabbling in German with him. When he arrived at meetings on his motorcycle, I would feel pangs of envy. My sincere condolences to Dan’s family and loved ones.

    Michael Braden
    November 28, 2016
    Salem, Oregon
  • I worked with Dan for many years as CFO of Kadlec Regional Medical Center. I am retired now. Dan and I had a great relationship and I gave him a hug when I last saw him. Obviously he had a great personality and you were drawn to him immediately but I respected him for many reasons. He visited Kadlec often and always knew what was going on with us. This wasn’t the case with previous bank relationships. He felt it was important to know everything that was going on with this clients. He had a can do attitude when we needed something but was a tough negotiator. Trust me I know! I had tremendous respect for him and had missed him after my retirement. I won’t be able to attend the service but wanted to express my thanks for the time I got to spend with him. I hope that you will be able to celebrate his life and know that he affected many people during his lifetime.

    Julie Meek
    November 28, 2016
    Richland WA
  • Dan was a passionate community leader and a very thoughtful banker. His tireless efforts to ensure that he fully understood each client and their specific needs were a constant in his professional career. He blended heart and mind in all dealings, whether professional, community efforts, or personal interaction. I was priviliged to know him and see his genuine passion at work. Dan was a mentor and student at life, and as a fellow veteran I salute his service to our country.

    Mike Lettig Sr.
    November 28, 2016
    Sammamish, WA
  • Please accept my sincere condolences for your family’s loss. Dan and I worked closely together while I was employed at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in the Administration Office supporting Finance. His smile was always the first thing that walked through the door. He always had a knack for telling a good story filled with laughter. Dan’s love for motorcycles was something we both had in common and we always were telling each other stories about our rides or suggesting the next. Dan’s beautiful soul and smile will surely be missed by all. God Bless.
    Lori D’Amato

    Lori D'Amato
    November 28, 2016
    Vancouver, WA
  • I remember many times when Dan and his KeyBank colleagues hosted the Hospitality Suite at HFMA conferences and Dan made sure there was a special reason to stop by the suite and network. At one event, he hosted Scotch tasting and Dan KNEW HIS SCOTCH! He enjoyed educating everyone about the different types and even if you didn’t drink Scotch, you were interested because he was so passionate. The next year it was Tequila! I promise, it was an educational event and not focused on drinking…no really, I promise!
    I will miss Dan’s willingness to always support the chapter and contribute in so many ways…he was genuinely a person who cared. He will be missed.

    Norma Pearce
    November 28, 2016
    Silverdale, WA
  • My condolences to you and the rest of the family, we only learned of Dan’s passing now. Always wanted to find a contact after missing to meet up with him in Berlin Christmas 2015. Only fond memories and good times- Hahn Air Base, Germany.

    Wolfgang Schaefer
    April 29, 2019
    Belgium/SHAPE
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