Robert J. Hozick, 79

Robert J. Hozick, 79, of Snake Run Rd., Wampum (Shenango Twp.) died on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital following an extended illness.

Born January 7, 1935 in Chewton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Albina Kosior Hozick. He was married for 54 years to Helen Louise Rychlicki Hozick who survives.

Bob retired from Babcock & Wilcox following 34 years of service. He then worked at Koppel Steel for 8 years. He was a member of the former St. Monica’s Church in Wampum and currently was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. Bob graduated from Wampum HIgh School. He was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of the Chewton Polish White Eagles Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed gardening.

In addition to his wife, Helen Louise, survivors include three sons, Robert N. Hozick of Ellwood City David A. Hozick and Edward J. Hozick, both of Wampum; sister, Barbara Hairhoger of Ellwood City; and two grandchildren, Robert A. and Andi Jo Hozick.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Tuesday May 13, 2014 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church on Wednesday at 10 am. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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6 thoughts on “Robert J. Hozick, 79

  1. I’ll miss you Uncle Bobby. You were the best Uncle any little girl could’ve had.
    There are memories I will always cherish and carry in my heart.

  2. With three sons of his own.. why Butsy was so good to me.. is a wonder.
    When I say wonder.. he was.. Very few people; over my span of years,
    do I look back on with admiration. . Butsy is one of them.

    So many times.. I’d stop by.. unannounced.. ( Now that I am older, I realize
    how irritating that can be ) I’d stop by.. and most often, I’d be greeted with
    love, and care.. He’d ask how I was.. how my family was.. if I wanted something
    to eat.. Sometimes.. he would be on his way out to go fishing at Marianne State
    Park.. Erie, or even The Allegheny River.. and he would tell Eddie, David, or
    Bobby.. to ask me if I wanted to go.. I run home, get permission, and whatever
    I needed, (which wasn’t much, because he’d let me use whatever extra gear
    he had ), and off we’d go.. on some of the most memorable adventures of
    my youth..

    I had the rare pleasure of telling Butsy.. how much he meant to me.. and all
    of those very special times.. how much they meant to me.. Him and Louse
    have been cherished in my memories.. ARE cherished.. and loved..
    Was he good to me.. ? You better believe it.

    What an example of a descent man.. We’re all flawed.. I was around to see
    him at his worst, and still love him no less. His best was golden, and his
    worst.. bronze.. That’s just how I feel about him.. There were times; because
    I spent so much time with him and his family.. that I felt like a Hozick..

    Will I miss him.. I’ve missed him for years now.. After moving away; living
    abroad.. I never had the opportunity to do anything for him.. In truth..
    I would have, if I could have.. I appreciated him more than he ever knew..

    Most Sincerely,

    jim kosior

  3. To Louise, Bobby, David, and Eddie: I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can all take comfort in wonderful memories of a really good man.

  4. To all of my Uncle Bobby’s family, I express my deepest sorrow. May God watch over you all
    during this time. Peace be with you all.

  5. My sincere sympathy and condolences to the Hozick family. The NAF maintenance team hopes the fond memories will ease the pain of losing a loved one. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help during this difficult time – Mark Columbus

  6. Aunt Louise and the family, Bob & your family, David and Eddie,
    Uncle Butsy always knew how to put a smile on anyone’s face along with a good laugh.
    Family Memories are many and he will always be near as I look at my Dutch Girl he brought back from Germany when he returned from the Service.
    He had a doll for each of us, all from different countries that are beautiful.

    God Bless and Much Love,
    Barbarajo Hairhoger Gagliardi

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