David R. Kozlow, 91 of Eastchester, NY peacefully entered his eternal chapter of life on December 9, 2022 with family by his side.
Dave was born on March 12, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Michael and Helen (Yablonski) Kozlow. He was always proud of his life in Brooklyn and enjoyed sharing his life experiences in a recorded interview with the Brooklyn Historical Society. His love of aeronautics started at a young age and led him to join the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in various aeronautic positions eventually leading him to a career with Transaero, Inc.
At the young age of 12, Dave met the 10 year old Victoria Manno in the Brooklyn neighborhood play ground. It was the beginning of a friendship that turned into a 68 year marriage love affair. They were always committed to each other in their faith, love, health and sickness starting on June 5, 1954. Until his passing, Dave was better than any trained caretaker, putting aside his own medical issues to care for his love, Vicky. They always said, "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be."
His legacy of life will continue to live on through his wife, Victoria (Manno) Kozlow, are his four children Helen (Sandy) Garufi, David Kozlow, Lorraine (Anthony) Burke, Stephen (Megan) Kozlow.
Because of two people falling in love, the family continued with two more generations with his 9 grandchildren, Christopher (Flavia), Victoria (Jeffrey), Brian (Jessica), Stephanie (Drew), Joseph, Erin, Corrine, Christine, and Caroline and four great-grandchildren Kaila, Nicole, Marco, and Thomas John.
There was never an in-law in the family for Dave and Vicky, everyone was their children and grandchildren.
As Dave said, "Life is for the living". We will continue to live as he would want, until we meet once again. He will be fondly remembered in the hearts of all those lives he touched, especially nieces and nephews, family and friends. Resting in Peace, Dave now joins his parents and brothers Harold Kozlow and Leonard Yablonski along with numerous family members and friends.
We are so very thankful to TAF in providing medical treatment to Dave in combating his cancer.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to:
The Assistance Fund (TAF)
An independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out of pocket costs.