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Rudolph Kozan

RUDOLPH L. “RUDY” KOZAN age 88, beloved husband for 67 years of Alice (nee Kotwica); loving father of Rudy (wife Laureen), Karen Myers (husband Craig), Richard (wife Elizabeth), Craig (wife Judy), Kevin (wife Marie) and Michael (wife Susan) ; devoted grandfather of Shannon, Erin, Sarah, Jason, Christine, Kevin, Corey, Rudy, Caitlin, Gina, Emma, Dan, Grace, Chad, David, Dana and great-grandfather of 9; cherished son of the late Rudolph  and Louise (nee Lipoglav); dearest brother of the late Doris Mulec (husband Donald); dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Rudy was born on February 22, 1929 in Cleveland and passed away on August 5, 2017. He was a resident of Mentor formerly residing in Euclid. Rudy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Zarja Singing Society and SNPJ. He graduated from East High School and Ohio Northern University. Rudy was a pharmacist and co-owner of Norwood Drug. He was a softball player, loved gardening, swimming, biking, and kayaking. Rudy served on the board of the Slovene Home for the Aged for over 30 years. He will be remembered most as a giving, selfless, social, generous and witty man. Rudy was very charismatic, loved people, was a hard worker, respectful and a gentleman. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Rudy to Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 10, 2017 at St Vitus Catholic Church 6019 Lausche Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103 at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Rudy at THE ZEVNIC-COSIC FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 5-8  PM.


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  1. mary catherine barron :

    so sorry for your family. i remember him at norwood drug.

  2. Tito & Kay de Leon :

    We’re sorry for your loss, Karen & Craig Myers and family. May your Dad rest in peace.

  3. Salvatore Alimo :

    Rick so sorry for your loss may he rest in peace prayers to you and your family during this difficult time sal and Nancy Alimo

  4. Suzanne & Joe Weimer :

    Karen, So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to you and your family.

  5. Rudy was a great boss and a great mentor as a pharmacist, businessman and how to live a masculine life. He loved God and his family and was uber proud of his Slovenian heritage. We will always remember him for his many kindnesses, humor and positive view of life. Naj pociva v Bozjem miru, requiescat in pace.

  6. I am deeply saddened by the loss that Kozan family have encountered. My condolences.

    He will stay in my memory as “uncle” who invited and then hosted me and cousin Primoz in summer 2000. Having holidays at Rudy’s (& Richard’s) house was something special with playing softball, learn how to water ski, fishing (and cooking fish and struklji ), amusement park,…Having picnics with other family members showed me how warm&kind his family is and how strong family relations are. Also visiting Slovenian places like Pristava, home for aged, church, butcher at Ljubljana street and singing and listening Slovenian songs were special with Rudy. The memories will remain forever in my heart.
    Stric Rudy počivaj v miru.

    • Richard Kozan :

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us with your kind words. My family was absolutely thrilled to read your note
      I tried to send an email but I probably have the wrong address. I hope all is well with you and your family’


  7. The Zorman Family :

    So sorry Rick and Betty. Our condolences.

  8. Rick, I am so sorry for your loss.I didn’t know your dad but it seems many people did, and he was highly thought of.Knowing you I am sure that he was very proud of you.Stay strong and always know that he is with you.

  9. Kozan’s, I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing. Grateful to have had the great pleasure of meeting you all and caring for this wonderful gentleman.
    With love,
    Lisa Runo

  10. Julie Branisel :

    Rick and Betty, with love and respect during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Very sorry to see this. Mr. Kozan was a great guy in every way.

    Dave Thomas

  12. Branko Yelich :

    Dr. Richard
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear father.

  13. Kozan Joze and family :

    Our condolences to all family.

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