Arthur Eugene Koski – Lieutenant Commander, United States Army Government Official

From a contemporary press report

Arthur Eugene Koski, 80, who retired from the Navy Department in 1979 as Assistant Director of Construction Programs for the Pacific Coast, Alaska and Hawaii, died of congestive heart failure November 13, 2001, at his home in Arlington, Virginia.

After he retired from the federal government, Mr. Koski was an officer of the Karell Institute in Arlington, a nonprofit group promoting the preservation of underwater artifacts, such as sunken ships. He also was consulting engineer with Karell Archeological Services.

Mr. Koski was a native of Marquette, Michigan He was an industrial arts graduate of Northern Michigan University and a civil engineering graduate of George Washington University.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II and retired from the reserve as a Lieutenant Commander in 1981.

He was a partner with three brothers in a Marquette construction firm and taught industrial arts at Northern Michigan University before going to work for the Navy in 1951.

His memberships included Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity, the Elks, the Masons and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Irma Besola Koski of Arlington; two children, Susan Koski-Grafer of Arlington and Warren, New Jersey, and Daniel Koski-Karell of Arlington; and six grandchildren.


  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 05/20/1942 – 07/01/1981
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 01/01/1921
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/13/2001
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/30/2001

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