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John Kosar

May 16, 1919 — February 24, 2014


John “Pappy” Kosar, age 94 of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, formerly of Elrama, in Washington County, died peacefully at home on Monday, February 24, 2014.  He was born, John Albert Kosar, on May 16, 1919 in Shire Oaks, Washington County, Pennsylvania, one of five children of Michael Andrew Kosar and Catherine (Dovolovsky) Kosar.  John served in the U. S. Army during WW II and received a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 7 Bronze Stars.  After his military duty he worked for Pennsylvania Railroad as a Signalman and Foreman for 42 years.  He was a long time member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in the Elrama / Floreffe area; the Monongahela VFW and a life-time member of the Elrama Volunteer Fire Company, the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Company and American Legion Post 712 in Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Margie M. Kosar in 2011; his only sister, Irene Hutchko and two brothers, William and Henry Kosar.  John is survived by three children, John (Linda) Kosar of Bethel Park, Carole (David) King of Jefferson Hills and William (Ellen) Kosar of Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren, Kevin Kosar, Kristen Oxbrough, Christopher (Kendra) King, Dustin (Lindsay) Kosar and Matthew (Erin) Kosar; 10 great grandchildren and a brother, Edward Kosar of Monroeville.  The family wishes to thank Kendra for the loving care she provided Pappy over the past several years.

Friends will be received from 2 - 8 PM on Thursday in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 (Large) in Jefferson Hills, where a Blessing Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday with Father Robert Boyle, of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Monongahela Cemetery in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

In Lieu of flowers his family suggests contributions to the Jefferson Hills Library 925 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025.

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