Herbert N. Koss, 85, of Covington Twp., died Monday at home. He and his wife, Betty Doran Koss, would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on
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Born in Madison Twp., son of the late Nicholas and Lucina (Beavers) Koss, he was a graduate of Moscow High School, class of 1947. He was an Army veteran, joining in 1948, and after being discharged in 1950, he was recalled in the Korean War after two months. Herb worked with his father in the construction business. He was an accomplished mason and woodworker. He built three houses, including a log home, and finally settled in their brick home in Covington Twp.
Herb loved the outdoors, especially hunting. He loved gardening, from planting seeds in the winter to picking and canning in the fall. He was a very good cook, and could bake a pie as well as his mother. Herb was an antique car enthusiast, and drove every year in the Covington Twp. Fire Company parade. He participated in many car shows. Herb was a member of the Daleville United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are two sisters, Clara Stubbs and husband, William, Madison Twp.; and Anna M. Algar, Reeders; nieces, Lisa Raxter, Arizona; and Carol Mikesic, Collegeville; and a nephew, David Stubbs, Madison Twp.
He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Dorothy Koss; and grandparents Jacob and Mary Beavers and John and Fannie Koss.
The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, with services by the Rev. Eric Luczak. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Covington Twp.
Friends may call today, 5 to 8 p.m., and Monday, 10 until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Daleville United Methodist Church, 423 Dorantown Road, Covington Twp., PA 18444. For online condolences, visit www.duffy
Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home
401 Church St Moscow, PA 18444
Published in Scranton Times from June 21 to June 22, 2014