Joseph Kozon


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October 12th

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Kozon, 90, of Syracuse passed away on October 11, 2017 at the Elkhart General Hospital.  He was born on August 7, 1927 in Nanticoke, PA to Ignacz and Rose (Karz) Kozon.  On August 27, 1949 he married Geraldine Buffo who survives.  He was a WWII US Navy veteran.  He was a member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.  Joe is survived by his wife of 68 years Jerry Kozon of Syracuse.  4 sons – Michael Kozon of Maumelle, AR, Edward (Linda) Kozon of Naperville, IL, Joseph (Patricia) Kozon of Muncie, IN, and John (Kristi) Kozon of Syracuse. 1 daughter – Elizabeth (Ron) Schickel of Gulf Shores, AL.  13 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.   He was preceded by all 6 of his brothers.  A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1 PM at St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church in Syracuse with Father Andrew Nazareth officiating.  Military honors will follow the mass at the church.  Burial will be Tuesday at the Abraham Lincoln cemetery in Elwood, IL at 1 PM.  Memorial Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607


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