Martin Scot Kosins

Martin Scot Kosins, musician and author, left this mortal plane May 18, 2020 after a protracted illness. He was well known locally for his Martin Kosins Trio and for playing piano in toney restaurants. Martin’s smooth tenor crooned hits of the 30’s and 40’s. He had a special number for every familiar face that walked in the door.

The Funeral will be A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 2:00 PM .

Rabbi Aaron Bergman will officiate.

In the early 90’s Martin lost a true friend, his beloved dog, Maya. He was moved to write “Maya’s First Rose,” a memoir. He and illustrator Howard Fridson published it to local kudos. The book hit number one on the Free Press best seller list. Random House purchased the rights and released it under their Villard imprint. Martin appeared on many TV and radio shows including “Sally Jessy Raphael,” a national talk show, and was featured in a People Magazine article.

Martin Kosins was born January 9, 1947 in Detroit to Ben and Anne Kosins. Ben operated a popular men’s clothing store for many years. Martin graduated from Mumford High School in 1964 where he formed his first professional group, The Martin-David Orchestra, playing mostly weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.

Martin went on to study music at Wayne State University, earning a B.A. in Education and a Masters Degree in Secondary Music Education, and composing a piece that was performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Briefly married to and divorced from Linda Katz (he got Maya, the dog) Martin lived mostly alone and acquired a group of devoted friends. At some point, on the advice of a numerologist, he added the middle name of Scot.

Martin is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Laurie and Sheldon Weintrob, their children Sari (Steven) Rosenberg, Eric Weintrob, great-niece Anna Isabelle, lifelong friends Morry and Susan Greener, Mr. Fridson and wife Cathy, Danny Dallas, Mike and Diana Pintar, Christine Piereson, Jan Goldstein Wanetick, Jim and Sue Klunk, Bob Beskangy and Rebecca Meisner, and of course, Ester Glover and the amazing staff at Addington Place in Northville.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Martin Scot Kosins may do so by making a contribution to:

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