Robert James "Bob" Cozzi, of Shallotte, formerly of Westfield, N.J., born Oct. 23, 1935, to Joseph and Anna Marie Cozzi in Elizabeth, N.J., passed away peacefully Friday, April 11, 2014, surrounded by family.
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He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Claire; two children, Annmarie of Wood-Ridge and Avon, N.J., and Robert of Bound Brook, N.J.; a brother, Edward of Barnegat, N.J., and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cozzi worked in managerial positions for Bristol-Myers and Hoechst Celanese. In later years, he started R.J. Cozzi Training Associates, which conducted training for various companies, including the United States Postal Service in New York and Puerto Rico. He retired from the company and set out to volunteer in Brunswick County. He was active in Special Olympics and in 2013 he received a lifetime achievement award from Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. for his work on behalf of senior citizens. He was also a member of the Calabash Elks.
A funeral service was scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 16, in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, Shallotte. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter for the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W Shallotte, NC 28459
Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Apr. 17 to Apr. 23, 2014