John "Sarge" Kozlosky
1920 - 2021
BORN
1920
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Jeff Mantini Funeral Home
701 6Th Ave
Ford City, PA

John "Sarge" Kozlosky, 101, of Ford City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Butler VA Assisted Living.

He was born March 3, 1920, in Ford City, to Anton Kozlosky and Pauline Hnatiow Kozlosky.

John was retired from PPG, he worked in Maintenance and Shop Two as a millwright, with 37 years of service. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in Company K 112 Infantry, as a Master Sergeant. John also served during the Korean Conflict 5th Army. He saw action in three major campaigns in Europe, was wounded three times, taken prisoner of war for six months in Stalag XI-B in Fallingbostel, Germany. His memberships included Ford City Veterans of Foreign Wars, POW 28th Division Society, Disabled American Veterans and Heritage Association of 28th Division. For his efforts, John was awarded three Purple Hearts and the French Legion of Honor Medal. He also was a member of the P.N.A. and Ukrainian National Association. He was a lifelong resident of his community.

Survivors include sons: Dennis and Nancy Kozlosky, of West Kittanning, and Mark and Judy Kozlosky, of West Kittanning; grandchildren: Michael and Amy Kozlosky, Amy and Nathan Serene and Brian and (Brandy Taylor) Kozlosky; great-grandchildren: Jackie, Alex, Mila, Luke and Baylee; brother, Tony Kozlosky, of Oakmont; niece, Julia Duris, of Ford City; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene Nycz Kozlosky, who passed away Nov. 29, 2006; and two brothers, Nick and Paul.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Mantini Funeral Home, Inc., 701 Sixth Ave., Ford City.

A Prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Prince of Peace Parish, 718 Fourth Ave., Ford City, with Father Alan Grote as celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

The family requests donations to be made to the Ford City Renaissance Committee.


Published by Leader Times from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2021.
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701 6Th Ave, Ford City, PA
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23
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701 6Th Ave, Ford City, PA
Oct
23
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718 Fourth Ave., Ford City, PA
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What an honor to know and spend time with your father over the years. A remarkable attitude, sharp witted and could always provide a little bit of humor in some of his responses--certainly enjoyed his life and his wonderful family and his blessings from our Good Lord. Our deepest sympathy! He will be missed and in our daily prayers--we love you John! S'Bogem!!! Paul & Marie Sabol
Paul & Marie Sabol
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October 23, 2021
Deepest sympathies go out to the family !! Sarge will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him !!! RIP Sarge God Speed
Bob and Sandy Zacour
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October 22, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our prayer and deepest sympathy to the Kozlosky family.
Betty Retzer and family
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October 22, 2021
Soney, Brent, Kyle & Shannon
October 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a hero to all. Thank you John for your service RIP
Dave and Karen Kazmer
October 21, 2021
Your father was across the hall from my father in the CLC. I visited/talked with your dad almost every day from 2017 until my dad passed in June of 2019. He was such a kind, warm-hearted soul. He gave me one of his stained glass projects which I have on my window, and it reminds of him often. We were never able to visit him as promised because of Covid, but we thought of him often. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss, he was a great man. He was the epitome of the greatest generation. RIP Sarge! Donna and Alan Mores, and Bob Uram.
Donna Mores
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October 21, 2021
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