Emily L. Kozak

Emily L. Kozak, 92, passed away on May 2, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Deborah K. Best, and her son-in law, Edward M. Best, of Elgin, South Carolina, formerly of Ellwood City. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Stanley L. Kozak, also of Ellwood City, on August 23, 2005.

Emily was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1921 to the late Emery and Margaret (Smith) Mayor and married Stanley on February 7, 1942. She lived on Hazel Avenue for most of her life and moved with her daughter and son-in-law to South Carolina in the summer of 2010.

She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in the class of 1939 and was a longtime member of the former St. Agatha Church and Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City. She was a member of Christian Mothers Society. During WWII, she worked at Shenango Pottery in New Castle and later in the Ellwood City High School cafeteria. Emily enjoyed sewing, quilting, doing puzzles and playing cards, as well as traveling in the family motor home, and visiting with and cooking for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two brothers, John and Michael Palco, and a sister, Anne Lynch.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah (and Edward) Best of Elgin, SC and one son, Dennis (and Linda) Kozak of Downingtown, PA. Six grandchildren survive as well as six great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 3-6 P.M. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Holy Redeemer Parish Church, 415 Fourth Street, Ellwood City.

Entombment will follow in St. Peters Mausoleum at Holy Redeemer Parish Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made, in Emily’s name, to Holy Redeemer Parish or to Legacy Hospice.

Mass Intentions, in Emily’s name, should be sent to St. John Neumann R.C. Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

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