Kolosky, Francis "Skip"
Francis Walter "Skip" Kolosky, 82, Binghamton, died unexpectedly and peacefully Friday, June 28, 2013. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy (Harlos) Kolosky; his son-in-law Stephen Woods; and his step-daughter Michelle Harvey. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Ruthann (Taylor) Kolosky; six children, Deborah Woods, Concord, NH; Robert Kolosky, Sr., Athens, GA, David "Skip Jr." (Laurie) Kolosky, Maine, NY; Carol (Edwin) Pickering, Mt. Upton, NY; James (Patricia) Kolosky, Orange Park, FL; Kathleen Kolosky, Binghamton; Ric (Kathy) Harvey, Huntington Mills, PA. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Peggy Bessey; brother-in-law Burton (Pat) Taylor; sister-in-law Ruth Wirth; cousin Joe Kolosky, several nieces and nephews and "Sarah" his faithful beagle companion. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps
during the Korean Conflict
earning the National Defense and Good Conduct Medals. He was employed by Kroehler Furniture for over 30 years and the Binghamton School District for 10 years. He was a life member of American Legion Post 1645 and Broome County Veteran's Memorial Association. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Paul's Parish in Binghamton. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Paul's Church, 282 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY at 1pm on Tuesday. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME INC. 137 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY Tuesday from 10am until 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Broome County Veteran's Memorial Association at 76 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905.