YOUNGSTOWN – William M. “Bill” Kosmo, 76, passed away peacefully late Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home with family by his side following a brief illness.
William was born Feb. 25, 1942, in Youngstown, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Selink Kosmo, and lived his life in this area.
He was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and was proud to have served in the U.S. Army after graduation.
Bill attended ATES Technical School and in his younger days worked as a TV repairman. He subsequently worked for 31 years for General Motors at the Lordstown Plant, retiring in 1999.
Mr. Kosmo was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown, and was an active member of the CWV John J. Buckley Post No. 1292 on Steel Street. Bill was also active with the Mill Creek Junior Baseball League.
He enjoyed bowling, golf, animals, socializing with friends, and spending time with his family.
Bill leaves his wife of 52 years, Alice M. Lucas Kosmo, whom he married May 28, 1966; a son, Brian W. Kosmo of Youngstown; a daughter, Brenda M. Kosmo (Johnny Smith) of Canfield; a sister, Betti (Bob) Orofino of Youngstown; and a brother, Emil (Delphine) Kosmo of Youngstown.
Three brothers, Joseph, Richard, and Michael Kosmo, and two sisters, Mary Ann Gall and Helen Starr, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Holy Name of Jesus Church on North Lakeview Avenue in Youngstown, where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Committal services will follow the Mass and will be at Calvary cemetery in Youngstown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
Bill’s family thanks the staff with Hospice of the Valley for the kindness shown and care given to Mr. Kosmo and his family during his illness.