elizabeth kozdras
Elizabeth Jane Kozdras, 91, of Weirton, WV, passed away, at her home , on Saturday October 31, 2015. Her loving family was at her side. Born in Zalia, WV, on November 5, 1923, Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Charles Harrison and Mabel Cantor Boyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter Paul Kozdras on September 16, 1994; her two brothers, Paul and Chuck Boyer; and her sister, Margie Canei. Elizabeth graduated from Weir High in 1942 and went to Washington, DC to work in the Treasury Department. She returned to Weirton to work in the Social Security Department of Weirton Steel. In 1950, Elizabeth married her husband and began her life's greatest workher family Elizabeth loved life, and cherished the times she spent with her family. She was the best grandmother anyone could ever ask for. She will always be remembered for her strong Christian faith and her dedication to fitness, as she took her daily walks around Marland Heights. She is survived by her three sons, Peter "Danny" Kozdras of Weirton, WV, Kim (Janice) Kozdras of Columbia, SC, and Kris (Krista Anderson) Kozdras of Davidson, NC; her four daughters, Jane (Chice) Price of Canton, OH, Patricia (Denny) Boyd of Charleston, SC, Kathy (Anthony) Pietranton of Weirton, WV, and Carrie (Albert - Jay) Barnabei of Eastlake, OH; her nine grandchildren, Kellie (Brian)Hamilton, Joey (Sara) Price, Tommy Price, Christopher (Shannon) Boyd, Elizabeth, Anthony (Melissa DeAngelis), Mary, Daniel, and Emily Pietranton; her great grandchildren, Jack and Claire Hamilton; her nieces, Janet Stagani and Judy Elias. Visitation will be 3-8 PM Monday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 200 Preston Avenue Weirton. Rev. Fr. Tony Thurston will preside. Interment will follow at Saint Paul's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Weirton Madonna High School, 150 Michael Way, Weirton, WV 26062. The family would like to thank Dr. Khurana and the nurses in the wound care department of Weirton Medical Center.

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  1. Dear Kozdras Family:

    I am so sorry to read about the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful and kind lady. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families during this difficult time.

    I will always have fond memories of Mrs. Kozdras and growing up on Lindberg.

    May the memories you shared help you through this time of sorrow. God Bless🙏🏻

    Love – Mary Beth (Vandruff) Fries

  2. Dan Kozdras and family:

    I only met Elizabeth Jane a few times but i could see that she is a lady of strength and grace. May you find comfort in your memories and in each other.

  3. Kim, Janice and family

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Elizabeth. We enjoyed watching the video/slide show and seeing all the family pictures. Your Mother seemed to really cherish her family.

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Love – Jimmy and Sherry Hawkins

  4. Dear Kozdras Family,

    Loved seeing Mrs. Kozdras take her walks around the hill , such a beautiful lady . So sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers .

    Robin Lewis Hukill

  5. Dear Kozdras family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her fondly from my childhood on “the hill” and from your visits to the Nogay house. She was always such a kind woman with a ready and beautiful smile. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you in this time of sorrow.

    Fran Fusiek Taylor

  6. Dear Kozdras family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. I will always remember the short time I spent at your house and my walk with Elizabeth. Judy Stolz

  7. Kozdras family may you find comfort in your wonderful extended family. Enjoyed the great pictures and video.

  8. Dear Pat and family,

    Thinking of you during this sad time. What an amazing mom and grandmother! I can see where you get your love of fitness from Pat! Beautiful tribute. Love,

    Kristin and Zach

    Charleston, SC

  9. What a great lady! Libby was one of the most familiar and recognizable people on Marland Heights and the matriarch of a large family that she loved and was so very proud of. Your family must surely be celebrating her 91 years of life. On behalf of my family who lived a few houses down during those wonderful growing up years, please accept our sympathy and heartfelt wishes for keeping those fond memories of your mother. God bless!

    The Psaroudis family

  10. Our condolences to the entire Kozdrus family. We have come to know Elizabeth through her son Kim first and now through the beautiful video representing highlights of her life. Thank you

  11. Carrie and Family, So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful and kind woman. Thinking about you during this difficult time.


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