Wagener – Mr. John Lewis Kozur, 85, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
John is the loving husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Smith Kozur. They have been married for 64 years. He is the father of John Charles Kozur and his wife Lee Hill, Robert “Bob” Stephen Kozur and his wife Wanda, Alicia Beth Kozur Caughman and her husband Ronnie, and the late Suzanne “Bootsie” Michelle Kozur. John is the Poppie of Jennifer Kozur and her fiancé Kevin Schroeder, Nicole Menchey and her husband Dan, Marshal Kozur and his wife Christina, Meghan Carson and her husband Kevin, Victoria Caughman Knight and her husband Cameron, Brady Kozur, and Billy Caughman. He is the Poppie Honey of Kayla Larrimore, Debra Menchey, Amelia Carson, Teddy Menchey, Nathan Carson, and Whitlee Elizabeth Knight. John is the step great grandfather of Kevin Schroeder, Jr., Daniel Menchey, Savannah Schroeder, Jasmine Wersten, Liam Wersten, and Jonathan Schroeder. He is the brother of Elizabeth Ann Kozur Baker and the late Robert G. Kozur and his wife Kathleen. He is the brother-in-law of Joan H. Economos and her husband the late Taki, Carol Williams and her husband Jim, the late Charles Smith and his wife Josephine, and the late Thomas Smith. He has many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
John was born in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kozur in 1936. He graduated from Saint James High School. After graduating, he settled in Maryland where he worked as a Master Printer for 15 years. John joined Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department in 1969 where he became President and Chief Engineer. He was elected Mayor of Church Hill, Maryland where he served for 8 years. John loved his town and the community. He was instrumental in starting the Little League Baseball program in Queen Anne’s County. He also helped start men’s slow pitch softball in Kent County and Queen Anne’s County. He served as Coach and Umpire for many years. John and his wife Betty moved to South Carolina in 1990. After moving he worked as a truck driver for various companies until he retired in 1999. John spent his years after retirement enjoying fishing, hunting, cooking and spending time with his family. Poppie was a good man, he will be forever loved and missed. The Kozur family will never be the same without their patriarch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. John’s honor to Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department (CHVFD) Post Office Box 66 Church Hill, Maryland 21623.
Visitation will be 1-2 pm on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A Service celebrating Mr. John’s life will follow at 2 pm also in the chapel.
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