JOHN KOZINA age 83, beloved husband for 58 years of Mary (nee Sef); loving father of Mary Cupar (husband John) and John (wife Mary); devoted grandfather of Caroline, Evan and Catharine; dearest brother of Ivica Tomc and the late Maria Prelesnik, France, Joze, and Francka Gornik; dear uncle and great-uncle of many.
John was born on July 25, 1936 in Ribnica, Slovenia and passed away on April 15, 2020. He was a resident of Richmond Heights for 52 years, formerly of Cleveland. John graduated High School in Slovenia, moved to Canada in 1960 and then came to the US in 1962. He worked for Built Rite Construction as a carpenter building homes and apartments. John was a member of St. Felicitas Catholic Church where he was an usher, St. Vitus Catholic Church and St. Mary Catholic Church. He was a member of Pristava and Stajerski Prekmurski Klub. John loved carpentry work, dancing and gardening. He was a LeBron James fan and an outdoors man. John will be remembered most as a hardworking and social man with a sense of humor. He was proud of his Slovenian heritage and was devoted to his family, his faith and especially his grandchildren. John will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of John to St. Mary Catholic Church 15519 Holmes Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110 or Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192.
Private Family Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church (Holmes Ave.) with burial following at All Souls Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements by THE ZEVNIK-COSIC FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.
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