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John A. Kozero Jr.

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John A. Kozero Jr. Obituary
John A. Kozero Jr., 83, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family on his 57th wedding anniversary. John and his wife, Marie (Huber) Kozero, were married June 10, 1961. Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late John and Theresa (Hujsa) Kozero. John was the oldest of 5 boys; he graduated from Northampton High School and he continued his education in Metallurgy. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for several years and then worked at Mack Trucks, Inc. for 24 additional years until retiring. John was raised in Northampton, he was a member of St. Michael's Polish Church, where he sang on the choir and was past president of the Holy Name Society. He continued his membership and dedication at Queenship of Mary Church. He honorably served his country for two terms in the National Guard, 1957 – 1963 as a sharpshooter on special task force; he was a Meteorologist and Military Police. John was a member of council #528 Knights of Columbus as a 4th Degree Knight and he was a faithful Navigator and District Marshall. He was a kind and loving husband, father and friend, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He took immense joy in helping his church and was always on the go. He loved to sing and play the harmonica, violin and accordion. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and could fix just about anything. Survivors: wife, Marie; daughter, Donna M., wife of John D. McCorkle Jr.; sons, Mark J. Kozero and Thomas J. Kozero; daughter, Cynthia Ann Riley and companion, Michael Holihan; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Matthew and Danny and 3 great grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Kozero of CA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Bernard, Ronald and Andrew. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Wednesday 6 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 9 – 10:00 a.m. in Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial with military honors will follow in the Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church or c/o funeral home. In John's honor, please do one act of kindness to someone in need.
Published in Morning Call on June 12, 2018
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