Barbara M. Kozak

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Barbara M. Kozak, 48, of Plains Township, passed away Good Friday, March 29, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Sylvia (Stefanowicz) Kozak of Kingston, and the late Michael Kozak.

Barbara was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, class of 1982, and Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, class of 1992. Barbara was a Navy veteran, serving her country from 1984 to 1988, and was employed in retail management from various corporations. She was enrolled in college for a degree in hospital administration.

Barbara was a loving woman who had many hobbies and loves. She enjoyed sewing, long walks, especially on the beach, and family gatherings at which she could socialize with the people she loved. She enjoyed singing, dancing and gardening, especially her roses. She loved dressing up and being pampered, and she touched the lives of everyone she met. Barbara left an impression on people, whether she knew you for years or only for a few minutes.

Surviving are her daughter, Lacey M. Silva, Harrisburg; mother, Sylvia Kozak, Kingston; fiancé John Pechal, Plains Township; brothers, Michael Kozak, Pittsburgh, and Wayne Kozak, West Virginia; sisters, Deborah McGuire and her husband, Mark, of Exeter, Michelle Syms, of Plains Township, and Richelle Metzger and her daughter, Nadia, of Mountain Top; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Shavertown, with the Rev. Jack Rahill, pastor, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Shavertown, PA 18708.

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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 31, 2013