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Furniture Industry Veteran Robert Kozloski Dies at 82

Bob Kozloski, retired national sales vice president for Jackson Furniture Catnapper, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11 in Ooltewah, Tenn.

Kozloski was a loving and devoted husband and best friend to his wife, Rosalie Mazzanti, for over 59 years. He met Rosalie in middle school, they married in Pennsylvania, and had made their home in the Chattanooga area since 1984.

Kozloski was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Plains Twp., to Jennie and Peter Kozloski Sr., and is survived by his brother, Peter (Carole) Kozloski Jr., Southport, N.C.

He attended Scranton University and proudly served as an artillery officer in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Bob spent his professional career in the furniture industry and retired as the national vice president of sales for Jackson Furniture Catnapper, Cleveland, Tenn. He maintained lifelong friendships with his colleagues. Kozloski’s favorite pastime was going for long drives in the mountains. After his retirement, he and Rosalie spent months driving across the country and visiting National Parks.

Family was always very important to Bob. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Katherine (Peter) Wiernicki, Annapolis, Md.; Robert (Traci) Kozloski II, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Richard (Laura) Kozloski, Tokyo, Japan, and Newport Coast, Calif.; and James Kozloski (Pamela Governale), New Fairfield, Conn. He will forever be fun-loving Pop Pop to his grandchildren, Caitlin Wiernicki; and Caroline Wiernicki, Rockville, Md.; Robert Kozloski III, Buckhead, Ga.; Gabe (Ginger) Thomas, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Richard Kozloski Jr., Irvine, Calif.; Janel Kozloski, New York, N.Y.; Colton Kozloski, Tokyo, Japan, and Newport Coast, Calif.; Jake Kozloski, Charleston, S.C.; StellaKozloski, Coventry, Conn.; Roman Kozloski, Anna Kozloski and Izzy Kozloski, New Fairfield, Conn.; and great-grandchildren, Harper Thomas and Izzy Thomas, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in St. Jude Catholic Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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