George S. Kozich, 86, of Endicott, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 24, 2021. George was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Kozich, his brother Robert Kozich, his father and mother-in-law Asa and Anna Hills, his sister-in-law Sally Hills, his brother-in-law Gerald Hills, and his first wife Jessica. He is survived by his loving wife Donna Kozich, his sister-in-law June Hills, his brother-in-law Karl Hills, along with many nieces and nephews.
George was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and moved to Endicott at age 8. After graduating from UE high school class of 1952, George enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Army until 1959. Upon his return to Endicott, George worked at IBM Endicott for the next 39 years as a sheet metal specialist in Dept. 200. George loved to get his hands on anything mechanical and was known to fix just about anything. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott, and was an avid outdoorsman.
George was a loving husband who always put family first, enjoying family outings and engaging in conversations with his many nieces & nephews. George was very generous, and was always willing to help anyone needing a hand. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank all of the George and Donna's friends in the Birdsall St. neighborhood, especially Pam Harris for her help over the last few months. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Mercy House.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 30th, at 10 am at St. Ambrose Church, Endicott. Burial will be at Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell. The family will receive friends at 9:30am at St. Ambrose Church the day of the Funeral Mass. Appropriate precautions are being taken for public health concerns including masks, social distancing, and managing the number of visitors.
Please Note: Calling Hours and Mass had to be moved to St. Ambrose Church due to power and water issues at OLGC.