Mr. Raymond J. Kozlowski

  • Born: May 13, 1934
  • Died: January 10, 2019
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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SALEM- Mr. Raymond J. Kozlowski, of Salem, passed away on January 10, 2019 at his home, at the age of 84. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (White) Kozlowski for 63 years.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Ann (Burak) Gerardi and Bronislaw Kozlowski. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School class of 1951 where he captained both the football and basketball teams during his senior year. He continued his education at Wentworth Institute in Boston.

Mr. Kozlowski began his long career with GTE Sylvania at their Loring Avenue Plant where he was known for his strong work ethic and dedication for over 40 years, retiring in 1993 at the age of 58.

With a smile and a laugh upon retirement, Ray enjoyed socializing with his friends at morning coffee and afternoons at Winter Island. He also found time to be a jack-of-all trade in the home he and Nancy lived in for their entire married life.

Throughout his life, Ray was enthusiastic about sports at all levels, particularly basketball. In his younger days he enjoyed playing with his son and buddies in pick-up games at the Salem YMCA and Sunday mornings at Salem State. Ray was pleased that his entire family resided locally and that he was able to enjoy every-day life with them. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.

In addition to his high school sweetheart, Nancy, Ray is survived by his daughter, Kathy Ann Gilgun and her husband Larry of Salem, his son Ray Kozlowski Jr., his three grand-daughters, Kristin Voci and her husband Jason, Monica Hamilton and Allison Milford and her husband Michael, his precious great-grandchildren, Eziah Kozlowski and Isabella Voci. Ray was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Louise White, step-father Anthony Gerardi and his brother, Ronald Kozlowski.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem on Monday January 14th at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be private. Visiting hours, Sunday, Jan. 13th from 4 to 7 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 70 Walnut St., Suite 301, Wellesley, MA 02481 or in his memory and in honor of his granddaughter, Allison Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

prawdziwe gentleman and role model. Fond memories of Ray dribbling circles around jocks half his age at the Salem Y. One of God's athletes.

Posted by paul zwiercan - mt. prospect, IL - Acquaintance   January 12, 2019

Kathy, it's so hard to lose a parent. The pain is immeasurable. From what I've read, your dad was a great man. How fortunate to have had him in your life. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Posted by ANN WESTON - Middleton, MA - Friend   January 12, 2019

Bill and I are so sorry for your great loss of your Dad! He was always a wonderful, warm, delightful guy! You were blessed to have such a great Dad & husband, and granddad! He was a wonderful man!

Posted by JOAN & Bill Greener - Salem, MA - Family Friend   January 11, 2019

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