Wrisley Funeral Home
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Dr. Paul T. Kostecki
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Paul Kostecki Founders Legacy Scholarship to continue Paul's mission of research, education and training in the field of environmental contamination.
South Deerfield, MA — Dr. Paul T. Kostecki passed away after a year-long illness on November 20, 2021. He leaves his beloved wife of forty one years, Ann Marie Kostecki, his daughter, Anina Kostecki (Tom Chevalier), son, James Kostecki (Sarah Kostecki), his cherished granddaughters, Lucia Chevalier and Olivia Kostecki and loving sister Elaine Scott (Arthur Scott).

Born to parents, Teofil and Anna Kostecki, Dr. Kostecki grew up in Saugus, MA. After earning his doctorate from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan he returned home to Massachusetts. As research faculty and later Vice Provost for Research at UMass Amherst and President and co-creator of the AEHS Foundation, Dr. Kostecki developed and conducted over 60 conferences, workshops and courses both nationally and internationally. For over thirty years, his conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water attracted over 10,000 environmental professionals from over 50 countries. Over the course of his career Dr. Kostecki published over 100 articles and reports, co-edited/co-authored 35 books and secured over $15M in research support. The AEHS Foundation will continue to carry on Dr. Kostecki's professional and entrepreneurial legacy.

Whether chasing the elusive striped bass while fishing on his prized boat, La Dolce Vita, traveling the world with friends and colleagues, building rock walls and landscaping new gardens with his wife, or gathering around the table for a meal with his family, Paul Kostecki found joy in each and every day. His memory lives on through his family and his many friendships forged during his time on this earth. To be Paul Kostecki's friend was to always have someone in your corner. To be Paul Kostecki's family was to know unconditional love. His energy, strength and Grace will continue to shine bright through the countless souls whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Paul Kostecki Founders Legacy Scholarship to continue Paul's mission of research, education and training in the field of environmental contamination. Checks may be made out to AEHS Foundation - Paul Kostecki Fund and mailed to: Paul Kostecki Founders Legacy Scholarship, AEHS Foundation, Inc., 150 Fearing Street, Suite 21, Amherst, MA 01002