Albert J. Kosica|
Albert J. Kosica, 81, of Water St., Lansford passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at St. Luke's Miner Memorial Hospital Geriatric Center in Coaldale. He was the husband of the late Norma T. Kosica, who passed away Oct. 2, 1998.
He worked at Bonney Forge in Allentown as a tool grinder for 27 Years, having retired in 1991.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Evan and Katherine (Kiripolsky) Kosica.
He was a graduate of the former Lansford High School, Class of 1953.
Albert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the former St. Michael's Catholic Church, and current member of St. Katharine Drexel Roman Catholic Church, both of Lansford, having been very active with all of the church's committees as well as being a member of the choir.
Albert was a member of the American Legion, the Italian Club and was a life member of the Amvets, all of Lansford.
Surviving is a son, James Totani, and his wife Suzanne, of Westville, N.J.; three grandchildren, James Jr., Rachel, and Cecily; a brother, Robert Kosica of Lansford; two sisters, Agatha Nahaj of Nesquehoning and Pauline Dinardo, and her husband Gay, of Yardley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, George Kosica, Evan Kosica, and Alfred Kosica; and sisters, Kathryn Beers, Antoinette Kosica, and Ann Yasson.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial is on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Katharine Drexel Roman Catholic Church, 124 E. Abbott St., Lansford. Military interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Summit Hill. Calling hours are Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.
Contributions in his name may be made to the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Skrabak-Parambo Funeral Home, 210 E. Bertsch St., Lansford. Online condolences may be signed at www.parambofh.com.
Published in Times News on Aug. 22, 2014