Leonard Cozby
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Leonard Cozby

Tulare - Visitation will be Monday, January 18, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Service. Services will be private at a later date. Go to Home Town Heroes link below to listen to Leonard Cozby's war story. Leonard was interviewed by Paul Loeffler on August 25, 2012. www.hometownheroesradio.com/mp3.cozpod.mp3

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Published in Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-Register from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 20, 2021
I had the pleasure of waiting on him at Nielsen's restaurant while I worked there and he always made a point to say hello whenever we saw each other in town long after the restaurant closed. Condolences to his family and many friends.
Doreen Lacey
January 18, 2021
Truly a great man... Always such a pleasure to speak with... We lost one of the good ones, and heaven gained a hreat hero... May your soul rest in peace... Please accept my sincere condolences Kevin...
Danny Giotto
January 17, 2021
So sorry for your loss Kevin and Rick. He lived a great life and we will always remember our friendship with him and your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

John and Rosalie Nelson and family.
John and Rosalie Nelson
January 14, 2021
I have known Leonard for a very long time, I had a paper route, I even worked at the AR in the Circulation Department along side him at times during my Jr. High Scholl days, I would go with him and deliver bundles to the kids that had routes. Helped out on Wednesdays which was known as insert day and they did mailers, took bags and bags to the post office those were some great times. I also knew him at the Village Bowl when he would bowl and when he and Dorothy would open and work the coffee shop early in the mornings and have breakfast ready for the working man. He was a very good teacher and I feel he taught me well, if you haven't figured it out yet I am his oldest son Richard (Rick) Cozby I would try and talk to him everyday by phone and fly out and visit him at least once a year for two weeks and we would drive around the State just to get him out of Tulare. I am sure going to miss those good times I had with my dad, to me he was a great dad and I couldn't have asked for one that was any better. He's sure going to be missed and I loved him very much and may he RIP, and until we met again. I will always love you.
Richard Cozby
January 14, 2021
A truly amazing man, he will be missed.
David Singleton
January 14, 2021
I worked with Leonard at my first FT job more than thirty years ago. He had the kindest heart, sweet smile and a twinkle in his eye. He will be missed. RIP
Tonya Harden
January 14, 2021
While I did not know Mr. Cozby personally, I did go back and listen to his 2012 interview with Home Town Heroes. I urge others to do this as well, because his account of what he went through shows that he was indeed a hero. I thank him for his service.
January 13, 2021
My husband and I met Mr Cozby and we invited him to participate in the Veterans Appreciation Day Events at the Tulare high Schools. He and his son enjoyed attending, speaking with the students about his military duty. He had a big smile at those events! Sweet man. He would still drive his van around. Our condolences to his family, especially his son.
Rest In Peace dear friend.

Gilbert and Maria Grijalva
Maria Grijalva
January 13, 2021
What a hero. What a guy. I always looked forward to running into him around town. Job well done Mr. Cozby. Rest now.
Kristen Weatherman
January 13, 2021
Mr. Cosby delivered papers to us kids that had paper routes. Also very involved in scouts, one of the finest men to walk this earth. Condolences to the Cozby family.
Leon Pliksis
January 12, 2021
Aawww Leonard.... I work with him at the Tulare Advance register Great honest man....RIP My dear sweet friend.... Dorothy is going to be so happy to see you another dear sweet friend ❤
Cindy Onsurez
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