Our buddy, Scott Koski, died Nov. 22, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. He was 54.

’Ski was born in Iowa and lived in New Jersey and Mountain Brook, Ala. A multi-sport athlete, he played football at Princeton. Classmates remember his cowboy hat and boots, jean jacket, and big smile. His wife and soulmate was our classmate Betina Kallos ’87.

’Ski’s life was remarkable. He spent several adventurous years in Brazil managing a winning presidential campaign and working with social-change engine Ashoka. He danced a mean samba. He then attended medical school at age 42 and became a child psychiatrist. Those who received his wise counsel were not surprised.

Scott was kind, brave, generous, funny, loving, adventurous, perceptive, strong-willed, and driven to serve many groups: Intercambio, the People’s Clinic, Boulder Housing Partners, and the indomitable Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, which became his second family. He taught these qualities to his sons, Chris and Kyle, the joys of his life.

Scott was eternally grateful for the love and people in his life. He could still beat his son Kyle at basketball.

The Class of 1987 extends its deepest sympathies to Betina, Chris, and Kyle; mother Kae Koski; and sisters Lynne, Anne, and Kristin.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1987