RIP Bill Koster
Just heard the news that Bill Koster has passed. A man who influenced all of us, whether you ever made one of his conversions or models or not.
The nicest guy to ever deal with in the hobby. He always had time for everybody.
I hate you hate you hate you, 2020!
Here’s an e-mail from Bill’s wife, Devorah:
email from Bill’s wife, Devorah
From: william koster
Subject: Bill Koster
Date: September 14, 2020 at 12:57:27 PM EDT
With great sadness I inform you of the passing of my husband William Koster, age 91. Bill died peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at home in Florida.
Bill Koster was born on Long Island NY. During the Korean war Bill served for four years in the US army as a paratrooper, stationed in Japan. He graduated from Pratt Institute NY in Industrial Design.
Bill worked for several decades as a kit designer for Revell-Monogram. After retirement, he continued his contributions to the plastic models society under Koster Aero Enterprises, KAE.
Bill was loved and respected by all. Please share this information with Bill’s many friends. I will also forward it to several friends in Chicago and CA.
Thank you all so much for being good friends for many years.