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Jeremy Kosnac, 21, of Castleton Corners, a college student who loved studying different cultures and world religions, died Dec. 8 in Taiwan, where he was studying at Tamkang University.
Born and reared in Castleton Corners, he was a graduate of St. Teresa’s School and Susan Wagner High School. Mr. Kosnac was a Boy Scout with Troop 26 and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
After high school, he attended Hawaii Pacific University, where he excelled in his studies and made the dean’s list each year. In his third year, he went to study at Tamkang University in Taiwan to continue his education in international studies.
While living in Hawaii and Taiwan, Mr. Kosnac immersed himself in the indigenous cultures, family said. He loved surfing, hiking, cliff diving, farming, and spending time with his friends. In Hawaii, he volunteered at a farm.
“Jeremy had a heart full of love for everyone and everything. He lived by the idea to not let your fears overcome you,” his mother, Stephanie Marshall, said.
Fluent in Mandarin, he taught English as a second language to children in Taiwan. He also studied world religions,
focusing on Buddhism and Catholicism.
“He practiced meditation; through this and his faith he became closer to God, choosing to end his journey on Earth and to continue his spiritual journey,” his mother said.
Also surviving are his father, Ferdinand Kosnac; his stepfather, Kevin Marshall; his stepmother, Diana Kosnac; his brother, Fred Kosnac; his sisters, Kristen, Kimberly and Rebecca Kosnac; his stepbrother, Kevin Marshall Jr.; his stepsister, Samantha Marshall; his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Mary Senzino, and his paternal grandmother,