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88, Lilly, passed away at home, surrounded by his family on December 10, 2017. Born December 24, 1928 in Lilly, the son of Albert and Mary (Kozlick) Kozen. Deceased family members include his parents, brothers, Carl, Frank, John, Stanley, and Anthony; and sisters, Anna and Julia. Survived by loving wife of 66 years Dorothy (Walwro) Kozen; sons, Jeffrey Kozen and wife Jeannette, Lilly; and Gregory Kozen and wife Sherri, Gallitzin; He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Steven, Nathan, Amanda, Daniel, and Lindsey. great grandchildren, Hanna, Emma, Brett, Matt, Clare, Chloe, Lilly, Skyler, Kaleb, Cage, Anden, and Niem. Brother of, Paul Kozen and Lucy Wills. He served in the Army during WWII. Retired Pipe Fitter at Bethlehem Steel. Member of the Benscreek Social Club; Benscreek Wildlife Association and TAP. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his neighbors. The family would like to express their thanks to the AseraCare Hospice. Friends received from 4-8, p.m., Tuesday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday at St. Bartholomew Church, Wilmore. Committal in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Cresson. Military Funeral Rites by the Portage Ritual Team.
Published on December 10, 2017
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