NORTHFIELD - Alexander Koslowski Jr., 91, of Millers Falls Road, died Monday morning (5-13-13) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield.
He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 15, 1922, the son of Alexander and Veronica (Pardo) Koslowski. Alexander attended elementary schools in West Deerfield and in Northfield, graduating from Northfield High School in 1940.
He worked at Rugg Manufacturing and Millers Falls Tool Co. prior to entering the U.S. Navy in 1942 and becoming an aircraft mechanic. He was discharged in 1946, receiving the WWII Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal.
Following the service, he attended Northampton Junior College and graduated in 1950. He was class president and received the Wall Street Journal Award for high achievement at the college.
He was employed by the Montague Machine Co. in Turners Falls, a subsidiary of International Paper Co. as mill agent. Later he was transferred to the Androscroggin Paper Mill in Jay, ME, in 1964, as purchasing agent. In 1983, after 33 years of service with International Paper, he retired.
During his time in Farmington, ME, he was a member of the budget committee, member of the revolving loan committee, and a selectman.
While living in Northfield, he was town treasurer, chairman of the finance committee and an active member of the Northfield Kiwanis Club. After his retirement, he and his wife Jean moved back to Northfield, where he became legally blind. His favorite interests were fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Shaw, and his daughter, Christine Cuskelly of Orland, ME, and two nieces.
He was predeceased by brothers: Walter and Joseph, and sisters: Helen Mroz and Vera Farris.
A graveside service will be held Friday (5-17-13) at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Turners Falls. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Northfield, will officiate. Full military honors will be observed.
There are no calling hours.
Donations in his memory may be made to FCHCC Meals On Wheels Program, 330 Montague City Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376.
Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, please visit: www.kidderfuneralhome.com.