Paul Kossky

July 25, 1942 - May 22, 2021
Paul Kossky

PAUL KOSSKY, 78, OF SHADYSIDE, OHIO , BORN JULY 25, 1942, GOT HIS PERMANENT 2ND. SET OF WINGS

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021.  PRECEEDING HIM WERE HIS PARENTS, PAUL KOSSKY

OF BULL HEAD CITY ARIZONA AND VIOLA POPP KOSSKY BERZE OF TILTONSVILLE, OHIO.

HE WAS A GRADUATE OF WARREN CONSOLIDATED IN 1960, PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR PERDUE UNIV.SS

AND  FOR THE 101ST. AIRBOURNE FROM 1962 TO 1965 WHERE HE GOT HIS 1ST SET OF WINGS.   PAUL

WAS PROUD TO HAVE SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN VIETNAM IN 1965 AND HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE

AMERICAN LEGION POST 3 IN MOUNDSVILLE, WV. HE WAS ALSO A LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE VFW IN BELLAIRE, OH.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH IN BANNOCK

AND EVEN THOUGH HE WASN’T MUCH OF A CHURCH GOER; HE DEFINITELY LOVED THE LORD.

SURVIVING IS HIS WIFE OF 57 YEARS, JO ANN WILLIAMS KOSSKY,   HE WAS PROUD TO BE A FAMILY MAN

FOR HIS THREE WONDERFUL CHILDREN;  MINDY (JOE) KARKOWSKI OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, PAUL BRYAN

AND ARIANNE KOSSKY OF THE HOME.   HE AND BRYAN HAD A “BUDDY BUDDY “ RELATIONSHIP AND

COULD ALWAYS BE SEEN OUT TOGETHER LOOKING FOR TROUBLE!

ALSO SURVIVING IS HIS GRANDSON DUSTIN (ALISON) KARKOWSKI OF CLARKSVILLE, PA., AND 3 SWEET

GREAT GRANDKIDS, HUNTER, DaKOTAH JO AND GUNNAR KARKOWSKI.  PAUL IS ALSO SURVIVED BY A

HALF SISTER, CARLA WAGNER OF WHEELING.

THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION AND ANY” IN MEMORY DONATIONS” SHOULD BE MADE TO THE AM. LEGION POST 3 IN MOUNDSVILLE BY GOING TO “TMCFUNDING.COM”.

THERE WILL BE A “CELEBRATION OF LIFE WAKE” TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

ARRANGEMENTS BY THE CARE FUNERAL AND CREMATION SPECIALISTS, 204 W. MAIN ST. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO 43950. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND MEMORIES OF PAUL WITH THE FAMILY AT CARECHAPEL.COM


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  • May 26, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Paul Kossky, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Paul Kossky, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • May 26, 2021
    Linda Richmond lit a candle:
    Lit since May 26, 2021 at 5:10:49 AM

  • May 26, 2021
    Maryann Droll says:
    Dear Jo Ann and Family -- May God's peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December. Ever hoping . . . Always in Jesus! Maryann (Kovacevich) Droll

  • May 29, 2021
    Brenda Rogerson says:
    Joann and family: .My deepest sympathies to you on Paul's passing. I worked with your Father when he managed a little restaurant in Morristown back in 1970. It was my first job making $1/hr. Worked with him again at Dog 'n Suds near where I grew up. Jo Ann you probably remember those times. Paul had a wonderful sense of humor but sometimes I could not tell whether he was joking or not. He certainly knew how to work as he was not one to sit and watch us work. He always pitched in to help! I am now living in Memphis TN and working as a Speech Therapist but I remember those couple summers with fondness much because of Paul. I hope that you can find comfort in your memories and support by your commitment of family. May God bless you all.

  • June 03, 2021
    Diane Hebert says:
    To his family: we enjoyed working with Paul during his time as a leasing agent at Marietta Coal Co. in St. Clairsville. He was always a gentleman who spoke lovingly of his family. May God comfort you in your sorrow.