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John W. Kosakowski
Decorated WW II Army Veteran & Lake Terminal Railroad Retiree
Age 98
Born: May 26, 1920   Died: October 18, 2018

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John W. Kosakowski, age 98, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday October 18, 2018. Born in Amherst on May 26, 1920, John had been a resident of Florence Township for the past four years; previously, he had been a long-time resident of Lorain.

Mr. Kosakowski was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran fulfilling duty assignments as a Private First Class attached to the 48th Armored Infantry Battalion. He participated in action in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. John was the recipient of the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon with Five Bronze Stars as well as the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Mullen-Murray VFW Post # 451 and Amvets Post # 47 both of Lorain.

He was employed as a conductor for the Lake Terminal Railroad Company retiring in 1980.

Mr. Kosakowski was a long-time parishioner of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lorain and was currently attending St. Peter Parish. He also had been a member of the former Polish-American Citizen’s Club of Lorain and the American Slovak Club.

John was an accomplished league bowler who also enjoyed watching sports and following the Cleveland Cavaliers and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Survivors include daughter Sandra Cook (Kim), son Raymond, grandchildren Shelley (David), David (Jessica), great grandchildren Ashlen, Baylen, Cullen, and Riley, daughter-in-law Nancy Kosakowski, and sisters Theresa Tomaszewski and Helen Olexa.

John was preceded in death by his wife Helen (nee Toth) in 2014, son Dennis, his parents Stanislaus and Sophia (nee Kunkel) Kosakowski, brothers John Valentine, Carl, and Virgil, along with sisters Elizabeth Heider, Frances Kovach, Stella Mihalic, and Mary Ann Jessel.

John’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to his caregiver Colleen Parker, her daughter Kim, and granddaughter Miranda for the loving and compassionate care they provided to him during his declining health.



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