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Mr. Joseph G. Kozelsky, 59, formerly of the North End section of Wilkes-Barre, currently a resident of Royersford, Montgomery County, passed into Eternal Life Saturday afternoon in the Reading Hospital after being stricken ill earlier in the week.
Born March 6, 1960 in Wilkes-Barre, he was one of three sons to Mr. Robert L. and Mrs. Clotilda R. (Pocceschi) Kozelsky of North Wilkes-Barre.
Educated in the city schools, Joseph was a member of the 1978 graduating class of the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. He furthered his education by attending Bloomsburg University and later graduated from King's College, with a Bachelors Degree in accounting.
He was employed as a certified public accountant in the Phoenixville area for several years.
In his spare time, and loving the outdoors, Joe was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed golfing with friends and colleagues.
He is remembered as being a loving son, brother and uncle to his family who will miss his caring, quiet demeanor.
Left to cherish his memory in addition to his parents are his beloved brothers, Robert J. Kozelsky and his wife Lori of Mountain Top and Michael D. Kozelsky and his wife Kimberly of Royersford; His adoring niece and nephew, Anna and Michael Kozelsky; His aunts, including his godmother, Mrs. Lucy Pocceschi of Pittston Township and Mrs. Dolores Yesuvida of North Wilkes-Barre; His uncle, Mr. Gabriel Pocceschi of Harding; Several cousins and his best friend, Kelly Vesay of Gilbersville.
Funeral services for Joseph will be conducted on Tuesday with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, 668 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. The Reverend Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist.
Private interment will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, 1594 South Main Street, Hanover Township.
Relatives and friends may join the Kozelsky family for visitation and remembrances directly at church Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
The North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street is honored to care for Joseph and his family at this time.