Robert C. Ko­zlowski

De­cem­ber 6, 2018

The Times-Tribune - - OBITUARIES -

Robert C . Ko­zlowski, 91, of

Scott Twp., died Thurs­day in Al­lied Ser­vices Hospice Cen­ter sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily. He was the hus­band of the late Teresa (O’lough­lin) Ko­zlowski.

Born May 31, 1927, in Taylor, he was the son of the late Ed­ward and Anna (Chellis) Ko­zlowski. Robert hon­or­ably served his coun­try in war and in peace in the United States Army dur­ing World War II, Korea and Viet­nam. He was awarded a bronze star and re­tired at the rank of sergeant first class af­ter 20 years of ser­vice. He later worked for the Vet­er­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion

When Robert was a young GI sta­tioned in Ger­many, he made a pil­grim­age to Lour­des in south­west France. On Good Fri­day in 1960, the owners of the ho­tel placed him at a ta­ble with two young Ir­ish women so he would have con­ver­sa­tion partners. A few months later, he rode his scooter to Dublin to ask Michael O’lough­lin for his daugh­ter’s hand in mar­riage. He pro­posed to Teresa at the ru­ins of St. Kevin’s Monastery in Glen­dalough. They were mar­ried in Dublin on Dec. 28, 1960. They were both devoted to Mary, who blessed them with a long and happy mar­riage and a strong fam­ily.

Robert was an ex­tremely de­vout Catholic and of­ten prayed the rosary. He was a parish­ioner of Our Lady of Vic­tory Parish in Har­veys Lake and St. John Vian­ney Parish in Scott Twp. Robert was an avid gar­dener and was known to pro­duce some of the world’s great­est toma­toes. He loved trav­el­ing with his wife and play­ing cards with his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. He only showed mercy to the youngest grand­chil­dren.

Sur­viv­ing are his chil­dren, Mary Kleiner (Alex), of Ber­wick; Anna Ko­zlowski, of Mont­gomery, Ala.; Stephen Ko­zlowski (Lisa), of North Top­sail Beach, N.C.; Lucy Mck­aig (Steven), of Cape May Court­house, N.J.; Ber­nadette Ko­zlowski, of Asheville, N.C.; and Robert Ko­zlowski (Christina), of Scott Twp.; grand­chil­dren, Daniel, Re­becca and Catherine Kleiner, Carl, Holly and Laura Mck­aig, Alexan­der, Toni, Kevin, Ber­nadette and Ed­ward Ko­zlowski, Hannah, Padraic and Jami­son Ko­zlowski; great-grand­child, Eden Ko­zlowski; a spe­cial niece, Catherine Halpin, of Pre­ston, Lan­cashire, Eng­land; brother, Ed­ward Ko­zlowski (Jean), of Beth­le­hem; cousin, Carol Ko­zlowski, of Scran­ton; and many nieces and neph­ews.

In ad­di­tion to his lov­ing wife, he was pre­ceded in death by a brother, Hi­lary Ko­zlowski.

The fam­ily will re­ceive rel­a­tives and friends Mon­day from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Cor­pus Christi Church, 704 Mont­dale Road, Scott Twp.

The fu­neral will fol­low at noon with a Mass of Chris­tian Burial to be cel­e­brated by the Rev. Michael J. Kir­win, PH.D., pas­tor. In­ter­ment will take place at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery at a later date.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Al­lied Hospice, c/o Al­lied Ser­vices Foun­da­tion, 100 Abing­ton Ex­ec­u­tive Park, Clarks Sum­mit, PA 18411; or to the St. Fran­cis Com­mons Vet­er­ans Pro­gram through the Catholic So­cial Ser­vices of Scran­ton at Catholic So­cial Ser­vices, 33 E. Northamp­ton St., Wilkes-barre, PA 18701.

For di­rec­tions or to leave an on­line con­do­lence, visit the fu­neral home web­site.

Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to the care of Jen­nings-calvey Fu­neral and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices Inc., 111 Col­burn Ave., Clarks Sum­mit, PA 18411.

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