Cover photo for BLAINE L. KOCOLOSKI's Obituary
1923 BLAINE 2015


September 5, 1923 — October 23, 2015

Mr. Kocoloski, 92 of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of Altoona, passed away Friday morning at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Walter and Margaret (Romerowicz) Kocoloski. He married Josephine F. Filus on Nov. 28, 1945, in Gallitzin.

 He is survived by his wife, Josephine F. Filus, of nearly 70 years; a daughter, Debra M. (Kenneth) Kleppe of Dallas, Texas; two sons: James B. (Nancy) Kocoloski of Victor, N.Y. and Dr. Philip W. (Joan) Kocoloski of Zanesville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Tomassetti of Altoona.

He is predeceased by his son, J. Lawrence Kocoloski; and sisters: Marie 'Sophie' Elvey, Cecelia Lockard, Stella Chislow and Blanche Munsch.

Mr. Kocoloski was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Zanesville. He was Vice President of A&P Foods and President of Shop Rite Foods.

Blaine enjoyed polka dancing and bowling. 

Blaine was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in WW II in Italy, France and Germany with Cannon Company, 180th Infantry Regiment.

He was a Graduate of Altoona High School, class of 1940, and Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pa., class of 1951.

 Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 301 Spruce Street, Hollidaysburg, Monsignor Stanley Carson officiating. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

 In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions to be sent to Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

1204 17th Street , Altoona, PA 16601

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Michael the Archangel Parish

Hollidaysburg, PA

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