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Edward Kozel

Edward Joseph Kozel, 77, Scott Twp., died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Regina Lillian Hines. The couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this November.Born July 16, 1937, in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Slebodnik) Kozel, Edward was a graduate of St. Paul's Grade School and Throop High School. He went on to serve in the Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged. Before retirement, he owned and operated Kozel Truck and Equipment, and also was an equipment broker. He was a member of St. Ann's Parish, Scranton, the Big Band Society, the German Austrian Club and the Lackawanna German American Society.A very skilled mechanic, he had the ability to acquire equipment for resale, and also acted as a consultant to others. Known for his knowledge, Edward was always willing to provide help to others. Also surviving are a daughter, Jeanne Maria Kozel Suica and husband, Igor, Paris, France; a brother, Leonard Kozel, Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Helen Williams, North Reading, Mass.; a cousin, Frank Carpenetti; four grandchildren, Elaina and Braden Kozel, Lakewood, Ohio; and Alexander and Dylan Suica, Paris, France; and a daughter-in-law, Raven Centrone Kozel, Lakewood, Ohio.He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael John Kozel.A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Basilica, 1250 St. Ann's St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Joe Jones. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Basilica, 1250 St. Ann's St., Scranton, PA 18504.Arrangements are entrusted to Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.

Service Information

10:00 am Monday, June 1, 2015
St. Ann's Bacilica Parish
1250 St. Ann Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

Interment Information

Cathedral Cemetery
1708 Oram Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

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Ed had a great sense of humor and a very kind, caring nature. For 5 years he has sent me funny emails to help me keep my mind off a serious and sad situation that happened in my family. The last one was on my birthday 2 days before he started his journey into eternity. He was a wonderful husband supporting his wife Jeannie in her quest to play the violin and do shows with her teacher at the venues in the Scranton area. He would scour the papers looking for fun events to take Jeannie to each weekend as well as restaurants they frequented. He was a businessman, sharp and fair. He was very hospitable to me each time I visited from Michigan. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Jeannie will now need her friends to help ease her sorrow and do things for her that Ed used to take care of. Mary Ellen Walsh Clark

Mary Ellen Walsh Clark Jun 1 2015 12:00 AM