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Richard F. Kozar


Richard F. Kozar, 61, of Pittston Township, passed away at home surrounded by his family Friday evening, April 12, 2019.

Born in Queens, NY, on December 19, 1957, he was the son of the late Joseph Charles and Yolanda (Rinkacs) Kozar.

He was a graduate of Martin Van Buren High School, NY and Boces Technical School, NY. In his earlier years, Richard had worked as a diesel mechanic at JFK Airport, NY.

He was the owner/operator of Artic Air Refrigeration.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Deborah Hadley Kozar; daughter Kara Kozar and her fiancé Josh Simonovich; brother Joseph C. Kozar and Mary Ann; mother-in-law Phyllis Hadley; brothers-in-law, Leonard Hadley; John Hadley and wife Betty; Patrick Hadley and Stacey and Robert Hadley and wife Jennifer; sister-in-law Jane Hadley; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Richard was an avid train enthusiast. He belonged to The Anthracite Hi-Railers and spent many weekends working on his train layout and taking train rides with his family and friends. Especially his “favorite future son-in-law” Josh. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and daughter; they were “his girls”. They took many trips with family to places such as Myrtle Beach, SC and Walt Disney World. He also loved animals, including the numerous cats and dogs that were in his household, but he especially loved his dog Bella.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 8:45am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in Parish of St. Barbara, 28 Memorial Street, Exeter. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 4pm-7pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Miles for Michael, 9 N. Main Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

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