Jack Lamar Koshkin

June 24, 1952, June 28, 2019

Jack Lamar Koshkin

Jack Lamar Koshkin passed away peacefully on June 28, 2019, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. He was born on June 24, 1952, and was the son of Gladys Galewsky Koshkin and Fred Koshkin. A lifelong resident of Beaumont, Jack graduated from Beaumont High School in 1970 and The University of Texas in 1974.

Jack was a real-estate broker, specializing in commercial real estate. His many contributions to the community included stints as President of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Chairman of the Beaumont Housing Authority, and on the Advisory Board of Baptist Hospital.

More than anything, however, Jack devoted himself to his family and friends. He enjoyed travel and home-cooked meals with his wife, Carol Ohmstede Koshkin. He took great and well-earned pride in his two sons and, in the past several years, in his three grandchildren. He was described as a “second father” by many of his children’s friends.

Jack is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carol Ohmstede Koshkin, of Beaumont; son Keith (and his wife, Kathryn), of Dallas; son Craig (and his wife, Abby), of Houston; grandchildren Sam (4), Vivienne (3), and Connor (2); brother Joe (and his wife Gloria), of Houston; brothers- and sisters-in-law Jill and Mike Wentworth, of Telluride, CO, and John and Lynne Ohmstede, of Austin; and nieces and nephews living as near as Houston and as far as Berlin, Germany.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the many friends and family who have offered ceaseless support in recent weeks and to the staffs at Baptist Hospital, Jefferson Nursing & Rehabilitation, and Harbor Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to Harbor Hospice Foundation, 2450 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713, M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation, 6360 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway # 205, Dallas, Texas 75240, or a cause meaningful to you.

A Graveside Service for Mr. Koshkin will be held 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Hebrew Rest Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. 

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Graveside Service
Hebrew Rest Cemetery
2290 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703
Sunday, June 30, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Interment
Hebrew Rest Cemetery
2290 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (14)

  • Bryan Ong & Family

    02 July 2019 at 22:22 | #

    Keith, Craig, and Mrs. Koshkin, my family and I are very sorry for your loss. I have memories of Mr. Koshkin and all of you being so warmly welcoming during our many years as neighbors, and for the countless times I spent at your house. My parents Michael and Susan also personally offer their deepest sympathy to you all. On behalf of my family, we all wish you the best in such a difficult time.

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  • TERRY SHIPMAN

    01 July 2019 at 19:14 | #

    To Jack's Family,

    So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by many. My condolences in your loss.

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  • Bryan LaCroix

    01 July 2019 at 18:11 | #

    Kieth and family, very sorry to hear about your loss.

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  • Andy D’Entremont

    01 July 2019 at 03:51 | #

    Rest In Peace Jack

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  • Laura Ann & Wes Wagner

    30 June 2019 at 18:09 | #

    Carol and family. Wes and I are deeply saddened to hear about Jack. He was always so fun to be around. Our sympathy is with you in your time of grieving.

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  • Susan Ingram

    30 June 2019 at 15:19 | #

    We are very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to Carol, Keith and Craig. The Ingram Family

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  • Jo vance

    30 June 2019 at 13:33 | #

    My heart and prayers go out yo you Carol, Craig, Keith and family. . May Jack’s peace give you peace

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  • Pam Erben Harrison

    30 June 2019 at 02:23 | #

    Jack was a really good friend while I was at Beaumont High School.. He was my escort in the Neches River Festival & was in my wedding party 45 years ago. Even though I have not seen him in many years, I know he maintained that optimistic, jovial personality that he was known for his entire life. Condolences to all his loved ones. May he rest in peace.

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  • Richard Schell

    29 June 2019 at 21:45 | #

    Dear Carol, Keith, and Craig - Jan, Christopher, Ben and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you. Jack and all of you were wonderful neighbors and friends for many years when we all lived on Bayou Bend in Beaumont. I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Jack. We spent many Saturdays at the soccer fields when Keith and Ben were little boys on the same team. And, we always have appreciated the warm welcome you gave us when we moved to the neighborhood. We are very sorry, and we will keep all three of you in our prayers. Sincerely, Richard Schell

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  • Nancy Duhon Webb

    29 June 2019 at 20:47 | #

    Dear Carol, I was a nurse for many years at St Elizabeth, in Recovery. 1985-2003. You were one of the volunteers for a long time, and I so enjoyed working with you! I am so sad to hear of your husband’s death. We have many friends in common. Love and prayers, Nancy Webb.

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  • Jane and Joe Bob Kinsel

    29 June 2019 at 20:28 | #

    Carol and Family,
    We are sending lots of love and prayers your way. Jack will be missed by so many. What a kind soul gone from this world way too soon.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Jane and Joe Bob

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  • Tracy Fink

    29 June 2019 at 19:18 | #

    Koshkin Family- We are truly sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

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  • Mary Oxford (Englander)

    29 June 2019 at 15:22 | #

    How sorry I am to read of Jack’s passing. My strongest memory is how he loved his family and life. Peace be with you all.

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  • John and Deborah Weitzel

    29 June 2019 at 14:13 | #

    Thoughts and prayers, for Carol and Family. Jack was such a wonderful friend to so many people. He will be terribly missed by everyone. May he rest in piece.

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