Mitch P. Kozokas, 65, of Wyoming, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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Born in Swoyersville on Nov. 7, 1947, he was a son of the late Paul and Anna Kozokas.
Mitch was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be extremely missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed working as a millwright until his retirement from the carpenters union. One of his proudest moments was when he built his home in Laceyville, where he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing with family and friends.
Mitch was a Korean Conflict veteran during the Vietnam era, serving honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 644, Swoyersville; a life member of the VFW Post 283, Kingston; and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a fireman for the Wyoming Hose Co. No. 2, serving on the board of directors. He was a member of St. Monica's Parish, Wyoming.
Surviving are his wife, the former Diana Sallitt, with whom he celebrated 40 years of marriage in August of 2012; daughter, Amy, Wyoming; sons, Eric and his wife, Dana, Phoenixville, and Steven, Wyoming; grandson, Xander; sister, Bernie Urban, and husband Kerry, Luzerne; great-nephew, Maks; many nieces, nephews and friends; and his companions, Pete and Pepper.
The family thanks the nurses and doctors at Geisinger Cancer Center, with a special thank you to Dr. Ali, and the Veterans Medical Center for their support and compassion.
The funeral will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church, Sixth Street, Wyoming. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 3, 2013