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BC: Kozak Family Memories Love you and God bless

FC: Our Mother Mary | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." | June 23,1917 to Jan 16, 2010 | Saint Mary

1: Mary Elizabeth Swantek to Michael William Kozak Married June 14th ,1949 | They had 5 children Kathleen Marie, John Michael, Alan Michael, William Kenneth, & Victoria Marie

2: Mother | Marriage of Anna Kraynak to Michael Kozak They had 8 children Margaret(Hodos) Michael Agnes(Lechwar) Joseph Helen(Giba) Anne(Banyots) Larry & Theresa(Balakoff)

3: Marriage of Anna Kubofchik to John Swantek They had 3 girls Mary(Kozak) Nikki(Spirko) & Margaret(Leschinsky)

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6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers | Sisters Mary Margaret & Nikki

8: Memories

9: Army

10: Look how happy they are. Mom and Pop did hug

13: Pop March 14th, 1917 to July 1st, 1975 | Pop loved his pipe

16: Those were the days, life was so simple then

17: Mom and Billy 1952 | Mom having a baby

18: Mom, Jack and Alan | Jack, Alan, Kitchie

19: Around the table family moment

20: 3 Brothers Jack, Billy, & Alan Handsome aren't they

21: Alan,Tommy,Margie,Pop and Jack. Margie was May Queen

22: Pop and Uncle Gumpy giving all the kids a horsey back ride. Having fun

23: Legacy | Fun

24: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | 301 Park Drive Sitting on the porch relaxing

25: Vicki on Graduation day 1975 | First Communion

27: Marriage of Kathleen to Robert Biasella Sept 14,1963 They had 2 children Christopher & Kelly (Boehm)

28: Marriage of Marie (Frazzini) to John Kozak Aug 24th, 1963 They Had 3 Children Jack, Susan(Carney) & Nancy (Reali)

29: Marriage of Lydia(Profanchik) to Alan Kozak They had 5 children Michelle(Zajac),Michael, Melissa(Konnerth), Melanie(Sztary) & Mary | Oct 22nd,1967

30: Marriage of Karen (Kotouch) to William Kozak 3-31-73 They had 2 children Samantha (Billig) & Steven

32: Words of Love and Wisdom

33: We sure do miss them

35: Marriage of Victoria Kozak to Antonio Gutierrez Sept 23rd, 1989 Tony gave to Vicky 4 children Antonio Jr.,Hildo, Anjelica & Jasmine

36: Mom & Vicki Nice family pic by Pop's Tulip tree that he loved

37: Grandma and Mary having a Hug | Having a mother daughter moment

38: Treasured Moments

39: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers

40: Pop was hoping someone wanted to play cards

41: Still asking to get a card game going

42: Jack, Susan, Chris Michael, Mary, Missy Nancy, Kelly, Michelle Melanie, Steven, Sam | All the grandchildren loved playing on the steps at Grandma's

43: Susan, Chris, Jack Michelle, Nancy,Michael, Sam, Mel, Missy, Kelly Steven & Mary

46: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | Kozak & Leschinsky Reunion

47: Check out those Sunglasses

49: Mom was always looking for her Favorite gift. Any guesses? Helped her sleep at night

50: Nice leisure suit Jack

52: Saint Mary

53: Mom and Steven on his 2nd birthday He sure did love his grammy | Mom loved to gossip

55: Memories bring back moments that mean the most to all of us. "Family is the most important"

56: One of many summertime get-togethers

57: Christmas was a time for Family Photos

58: Great Grandparents | Check how may times Mom wore the same dress, and the black flowered top

59: Look! A Blue Dress

60: Mom with all her children

61: Susan & Cierra | Michelle loved her grandma She never missed a Sunday

63: I Love You, "Dearie" | She is so Beautiful

64: Sam loved her Grammie

66: Big Grandma , we miss you very much. Love, Jarrrod and Jacob

67: Mom always brought smiles to the kids faces

69: They loved there mom very much | Kozak Family Legacy

70: Easter at Alan and Lydia's Mom with her great grandchildren Alyson, Kayla, Peyton, Brandon, Dillon, Emma, Adam, and Aiden

71: Let me help you St Mary "I Love you more" | Every beautiful part of our lives as a family is a reflection of the Mother we were blessed with

72: Mom's 90th Birthday

73: Our Family History | She's so Huggable ! We love you Grammy

74: Steve, Lincoln and Jarrod visiting Big Grandma

75: Steve and Sam remembering how they baked cookies after school with grandma

76: The time we shared with our mother was the greatest gift we could ever have.We miss you so much. You will always be in our hearts and soul. We will love you forever

78: Here are some of Mom's favorite reciepes written in her own writing

79: Anyone willing to give these a try, you know she left something out to keep us guessing | Krepe was one of my favorite's

80: This was a favorite for all of us, it always made the best frosting. One hint she gave,shake the milk and flour in a (cool whip container) for no lumps

81: Mom loved to bake and cook, some of her other favorites she made were: Kolachie, Pie dough cookies(grandkids favorite), her chocolate cake with bitter chocolate drizzled on top, the infamous 7 layer cookie(everyone talks about the drizzle icing on top), apple dumplings, perogies, pizza(this was one of Bob's favorites), her wonderful cream filled donuts, choclate chip cookies. Jack's favorite was her stuffed veal breast. Mom's beef soup and homemade dumplings was the best.

82: This was Mom's favorite bible verse PSALM 23 The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:. he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

83: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Mom's Favorite Hymn: How Great Thou Art

84: In Memory of Mary Kozak Our Mother, Saint Mary Today we are gathered here in God's presence to celebrate the life of Mary, Our Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother. I did not say Mother-in-law, because mom loved Bob, Marie, Lydia, Tony and me as one of her own. She loved us as her sons and daughters, Kathy, John, Alan, Billy and Vicki. She gave all of us love, compassion, strength and our faith. We were not in-laws, we were her children. When I came into this family 40yrs ago I was 16. Mom opened her arms and her heart to me. Loving her was so easy; it came so naturally, without hesitation. She touched my very soul. Mom had something about her,everyone who knew her just loved her.

85: The Kozak family has been the closest family I have ever known. Family is very important to all of them. This was instilled in them from their Mother "Mary, St Mary" as Billy always called her. To them she was a saint. God gave her to us to cherish, and believe me she was and always will be. When you think of an angel, thats her. All 12 of her grandchildren have been dedicated to her, everyone made time for her. There could be no other "Grammie" or as Jarrod called her "Big Grandma". The loved poured out to her from all of them so unconditionally, because she was a gift from heaven. On Sundays when we would congregate at her house in the basement to have coffee and some of her delicious baked goods. The grandchildren were always hoping that Grandma would bake their favorite.

86: Everyone loved her cupcakes, Krepe, pie dough cookies with the drizzle icing and especially her homemade Ice Tea, no one could make it like her, believe me I tried. Steve and Sam always said, " It's not as good as grandmas." Let's not forget her chocolate chip cookies. the kids favorite time was baking them with her after school and eating the cookie dough. As the years went by the grandchildren got older, married, and had children of their own. "Grammie" was still an important part of their lives. Always visiting and calling her, telling her stories about their own children, making her laugh. Mom loved being able to have this time with all of them, especially the stories. Mom would always let the next visitor know what was going on with the family, nothing passed her by. Just ask Grandma, she knows.

87: Mom's life with us of 92 years was surely not enough, we all wanted and needed more time, we just couldn't get enough of her. Kathy, Jack, Alan, Billy and Vicki had spent the last couple of years taking care of her, spending the day with her, watching her favorite show on TV, telling stories, or just falling asleep. The quality time had given all of them peace and contentment. They were there to make sure she was loved and cared for. But we all knew that she was ready to meet their father, Michael, at the gates of Heaven, she told us he was waiting for her. During the last days, I realized that Mom was an Angel (but I always knew that)she surrounded us with love, protection, faith, goodness, guiding our hearts to the best we could be and to follow our faith in God.

88: Angels carry messages from Heaven to Earth, and God was the one who gave us Our Mother, our Angel on earth. Now she is in Heaven to receive her wings. Before Mom entered into the Kingdom of God she whispered to me, " I'm passing my wings on to my family , just know they are transparent, but you'll know they are there." I still feel her presence this very moment. I feel comforted that even thou she is gone in body, her spirit lives within all of us. It warms my heart to know that our families will still have her hands holding us together and her watchful eye keeping us safe and the whispering sounds of her angel wings lifting us up when we're sad. We will share this memory of her Life, and we all will embrace that moment with love and grace. We have been blessed to have this wonderful woman as our Mother, and our Grandmother.

89: Now that Moms life on earth has ended, she will experience eternal life with God and walk hand in hand with Pop. We must look with our hearts and not with our eyes and we will see and feel the angel surrounding us at every moment with her touch and love, and feel the breeze of her wings when the wind blows. In closing, I would like to say to Mom, not Goodbye, but the words she said to each of us. So Mom I say to you: "Love you and God Bless"

90: What do you see? Angels! Now believe with your heart,not your eyes

91: This "Memory Book" is dedicated to Our Mother who touched our hearts and souls in everything we do in our lives. We miss you Mom. So Everyone remember to: Open your Hearts and BELIEVE Because she is still with us watching , protecting and loving us

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