James J. “Jim” Kostra II, of Pittsburgh, previously of Sharpsville, died peacefully at Shadyside Hospital on Saturday night, November 12, 2022 after a brave battle with most cancers. He was 44.
Jim was born in Sharon on January 21, 1978 to James Kostra and Rita Rice. He married Andrea E. Youngo, who survives at residence.
Jim was a 1996 graduate of Sharpsville High School. He earned his BS, MS and Doctor of Education in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh, the place he was employed as an Exercise Physiologist.
Most of his expertise and analysis has been working with the geriatric inhabitants and veterans. Jim directed the Gerofit program on the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Jim was an avid Pitt fan, beloved the outside, internet hosting occasions, films, and spending time with family and friends.
Jim is survived at residence by his spouse Andrea; a daughter, Lauren Jones; grandmother, Donna Holter; a stepfather, Charles Rice; a sister, Ashley (Wayne) Mitchel; a nephew, Archie Mitchel; in-laws, Beth Youngo and Len Youngo; Schwager, Michael (Leslie) Youngo; and a niece, Eliza Youngo.
His father, James Kostra, his mom, Rita Rice, his grandparents, Bill and Alberta Kostra, and Pat Holter preceded Jim in demise.
Memorial donations in Jim’s reminiscence may be made to both the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at hillmanresearch.upmc.edu/giving or to the Rita Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, Suite 301, 7 N. State St., Sharon, PA. 16146.
James J. “Jim” II, 44, Pittsburgh, previously Sharpsville.
Office hours: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday (11/16/22) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Online condolences at cunninghamfhgc.com
Worship service: 11 a.m. Thursday (11/17/22) within the funeral residence.
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