Edward J. Kozel, 87, of Willowick, passed away peacefully Dec. 18, 2013, at home.|
Born Sept. 3, 1926, in Gilbert, Minn., he retired from General Motors after 38 years of service.
Edward served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Knight of Columbus Council No. 4801 in Mentor.
Edward is survived by his two children, Anita Hines and James (Doreen) Kozel; grandchildren, Tim (Kristi) Miller, Clark (Michelle) Miller, James Hines, Justin Kozel and Elise Kozel; nine great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ann Kane, Alice Wallace, Frank Kozel and Robert Kozel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Kozel; and his siblings, Bill Kozel and Mary Peternal.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Willowick (Please meet at the church). Private burial will be at All Souls Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Dec. 21, 2013