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Mark F. Kozak

New Hampton-----Mark F. Kozak, 67, of New Hampton was called by God on November 4, 2009.

Mr. Kozak was born in Boston, Mass. on February 15, 1942, the son of Alfred and Lucille (Snow) Kozak. While serving in the Navy as a radioman aboard a destroyer escort, he participated in the Cuban Blockade in 1962. In 1971, he moved from East Douglas, Mass. to New Hampshire with his young family.

Mr. Kozak retired in 2004 and had worked in material requirements planning for North American Rockwell Draper Division, Honeywell Information Systems, W.F. Wood Engineering and New Hampshire Ball Bearings Astro Division. He worked for E.M. Heath Inc. in Center Harbor, N.H. for many years and was a volunteer fireman for the Center Harbor Fire Department for fifteen years.

Mr. Kozak was a member of Dupuis-Cross American Legion Post 15 in Ashland, N.H. He enjoyed being with his family, going to the ocean with Kathleen on vacations and Kathleen’s flower gardens. He was a ham radio operator, an amateur photographer and wood worker. He was a volunteer for the Belknap County Conservation District.

Mr. Kozak was a minister of communion for the home bound at Holy Trinity Parish, Bristol, N.H. He placed his faith and trust in the Lord Jesus and is with Him now in Heaven.

Mr. Kozak is survived by his wife of 45 ? years, Kathleen A. (Guertin) Kozak, of New Hampton; four daughters: Monica Trottier of Virginia, Kristina Hunter and her husband, Roy, of Londonderry, Rebecca Mangin and her husband, Robert, of Maine and Angela Kozak and her partner, Justin Lincoln, of Barnstead; eight grandchildren: Michael Trottier, Travis John Trottier and his wife, Kharen, Stephanie Patterson, Hannah Patterson, Patrick Romar, Timothy Patterson, Victoria Romar and Jeremy Lincoln; two brothers, Gerald Kozak and his wife, Josephine, of Lebanon, N.H and John Kozak and his wife, Michelle, of Hopedale, Mass., one sister, Mary Lu Sketchley, of Tucson, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A Private Memorial Service and burial will be at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

Donations may be made in honor of Mark to the New Hampton Firefighters Association, P. O.Box 161, New Hampton, N.H. 03256 or to the New Hampton Garden Club for the Korean and Vietnam Memorial Garden Project, PO Box 240, New Hampton, N.H. 03256.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.