Thomas E. Kozlowski

Thomas E. Kozlowski, 88, of Brocton, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday morning, Feb. 4, 2018.

Tom was born in Dunkirk, N.Y., on April 21, 1929, and was the son of the late Edward and Theresa Marczynski Kozlowski.

He lived in this area his entire life. He graduated from the Dunkirk City School District and had worked as head custodian at SUNY College in Fredonia until his retirement in 1992. Tom had also formerly worked in his younger days at Alco of Dunkirk from 1948-62, for Struther Wells of Warren Pa., and Allegheny Ludlum Steel for five years. Tom also worked for the Buffalo Bills organization in the security department during their training camps in Fredonia, N.Y.

He was a Brocton Village trustee from 1970-72 and 1997-98. Tom belonged to the Brocton Fire Department and a member of the Moniuszko Club of Dunkirk, N.Y. He was also a member of St. Dominic’s (formerly St. Patrick’s) Roman Catholic Church of Brocton, N.Y.

Besides his family, Tom loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed doing woodworking for Lake Erie State Park. Tom also loved to read.

He is survived one daughter, Sandra (Art) Miller of Brocton, N.Y.; two sons: David “Koz” (Susan) Kozlowski of Brocton, N.Y. and Michael “Koz” (Cindy) Kozlowski of Fredonia, N.Y.; five grandchildren: Shannon (Phillip) Wright, Amy (David) Frost, Denise (Ben) Farnsworth, Mathew (Rose) Kozlowski, Arthur (Kim) Miller Jr.; and nine great- grandchildren: Casey (Jen) Miller, Noah Wright, Jacob Miller, Nathan Miller, Hunter Kozlowski, Lily Joyce Kozlowski, Thomas Farnsworth, Davey Frost and Alex Farnsworth; and his companion, Lorraine Gugino.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Joyce Kozlowski, whom he married in July 29, 1950, and who passed away in March 21, 2001

Funeral services will be on Saturday, Feb, 10, 2018, at 10 a.m., from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, N.Y. The Rev Dennis Riter will officiate. Interment will follow at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the funeral services at the Brocton American Legion John W Dill Post 434, 110 W. Main St., Brocton, N.Y.

Friends and family are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, N.Y., from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials in Tom’s honor and memory be made to the Ahira Hall Memorial Library 37 W, Main St., Brocton, NY 14716.

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