Robert D. Kozloski, age 73, of Elyria, passed away at his residence on the evening of Friday April 18, 2014, following an illness of 18 months. He was born in Lorain on September 7, 1940. He was a long-time resident of Lorain and had lived in Elyria since 1977.
Bob was a graduate of Lorain High School and went on to serve in the United States Army where he fulfilled duty assignments as a Specialist 4 attached to the USA Signal Service Unit in Frankfurt, Germany. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Kozloski was employed as a telecommunications engineer for the National Cash Register Company and, most recently, with American Greetings Corporation in Cleveland. His career found him working on a multitude of projects with varying applications including serving as a member of the creative team at American Greetings that developed the firm's Create-A-Card program.
He was a parishioner of St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria; Bob was a Past Monarch for the El Rey Grotto, as well as, a member of both Lagrange Lodge # 399 of the Free and Accepted Masons and the United Polish Club of Elyria.
He enjoyed a variety of interests including computers, HO gauge model railroading, beekeeping, and gardening. In addition, he was regarded as a talented cook who enjoyed winemaking and canning in his free time.
He is survived by daughters, Halle Kozloski-Reasoner (William) of Elyria and Sondra "Sony" Wilkinson (Richard) residing in Glendale, Arizona; grandchildren, Jordan Ashley Garbash, Jeffrey Robert Garbash, Megan Reasoner, Michael Reasoner, Michael Jacob Wilkinson, Noah Robert Wilkinson, Lucas Richard Wilkinson, and great-grandson James Dean Burgess.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mary (nee Jakuboski)Kozloski; by brothers Louis in 1995, Vincent in 2003, and Henry "Hank" Kozloski in 2013; and by his sister Christine Simonovich also in 2013.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain.
Funeral services will begin at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday April 23, 2014, in the funeral chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria. The Reverend Frank P. Kosem, pastor of the church will officiate. Military honors will be conducted immediately following the church service by the officers and members of VFW
Post # 1079 in Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
To share your memories and condolences with Bob's family, please visit www.gluvna.net.