Victoria Mary Kosiba, 82, of Glasco
Victoria Mary Kosiba, age 82, much treasured mother, grandmother, wife, aunt and friend, loved building her collection of angel statues. On Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, Vickie became an angel watching over all of us. She passed from this earth surrounded by her loving family.
Vickie was born in Catskill, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 1934, to Antonio and Victoria Sangi. She graduated from Saugerties High School at age 16 and spent several years as a valued secretary with firms in New York City. She returned to Saugerties and married John who, in her words “put her on a pedestal”. She and John had a fulfilling life raising their five children in Lake Katrine. In 1980 they relocated to Austin, Texas, with four of the children. Her beloved husband John went to heaven in 1981.
Next to her grandchildren, cooking for her family and friends was one of her great passions. She loved sharing her food gifts with the family, bestowing on all everything from the world’s best meatballs to her famous banana and Amish breads. Vickie was an avid gardener taking great pride in all the beautiful flowers her green thumb produced. Most important to Vickie though was her family, neighbors and friends.
Vickie is survived by her son, Victor Kosiba and fiancée Candace Smith; son, Ralph Kosiba and wife Susan; son, John Kosiba and wife Dianna; daughter, Joanne Brockway and husband Dan, and daughter, Laurie Miller. She has seven precious grandchildren, Jessica Segraves and husband Stephan, Michael Miller, Jennifer Kosiba, Amanda Brockway, Catie Kosiba, Sarah Kosiba and fiancé Ian McPherson and Miranda Miller. Vickie is also survived by her sisters Josephine Peterson, Tonita Lezette and her husband Karl and Deborah Freiburg. In addition, she received great joy from many nieces and nephews in upstate New York.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, Nov. 25, 2016, from 6 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil at 7 p.m. at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas, 78750. The memorial service will be held at the same location on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. followed by internment at Capital Memorial Park in Pflugerville, Texas.