Theodore J. "Ted" Kozely, born June 3, 1920, died May 29, 2014.
A proud Navy veteran of World War II, Ted served in the Pacific as a submariner on both the USS Tilefish SS-307 and the USS Archerfish SS-311. After the war, he worked for Apex Corporation, then Eaton Manufacturing from where he retired in 1982.
Ted was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and competitive, award winning marksman. He pursued these interests well into his senior years and was a longtime member of the ORCO Sportsman's Association of Camp Perry, Ohio.
Ted lived most of his life in Cleveland. In 1986 he moved to Willowick, and then to Richmond Heights in late 2011.
Devoted son of the late Rudolph and Jennie (nee Sviegel) Kozely. He is survived by his sister, Sonia Barron of Euclid, and predeceased by brothers Rudy, William, Stanley, and Emil; sisters, Lillian, Addie Humphreys, Elsie Thompson and Thelma Coffee. He was a caring and generous uncle to 15 nieces and nephews, eight of whom survive.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Jakubs & Sons Funeral Home, 936 East 185th Street, Cleveland.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Inurnment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
Donations may be made in Ted's memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve or to Wounded Warriors.
Jakubs & Son Funeral Home
936 East 185th Street Cleveland, OH 44119
Published in www.News-Herald.com from June 5 to June 6, 2014