walter kosin
Walter Kosin, 91, formerly of Weirton, WV passed away July 7, 2005 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA. He was born August 7, 1913 in New Castle, PA the son of the late Stanley and Bernice Olszewski Kosin. He was preceded in death by three brothers William, Stanley, and Father Wallace Kosin and three sisters Mary Polansky, Estol Corbet, and Jane Masajada. Walter was the former owner of the Modern Home Appliance store in Weirton, and later retired as an appliance sales person for Sears Company. Walter was a former member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Weirton, a fifty year member of the Knights of Columbus, and was chairman of the fund raising committee for the start of Madonna High School. He was a member of the US Army's 28th Infantry Division and fought in the European Theatre during WWII. He is survived by his wife Ann Sitarz Kosin of Kennesaw, GA; sons Walter Kosin Jr. and wife Lynn of North Olmsted, OH, Robert Kosin and wife Ania of Chicago, IL; daughter Theresa Bauer and husband Stephen of Kennesaw, GA; grandchildren Christopher, Paul, Stephanie and Marie Bauer and Michael and Mary Kosin; sisters Bernice Yuvan of New Castle, PA and Frances Colbert of Jacksonville, FL. Visiting hours will be Sunday, July 10, 2005 from 1-3 and 7-9 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be Monday July 11, 2005, 10:00AM at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Weirton. Interment and Military graveside services will be conducted at St Paul Cemetery in Weirton, WV. Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 200 Preston Ave, Weirton, WV 26062 or Madonna High School, Park Ave, Weirton, WV 26062 Share your tributes with his family at

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  1. Please accept my sincere condolences during your time of sorrow. Rob and Ania you are certainly in my prayers and upon my heart along with all who are touched by this loss.

  2. Kosin Family; Please accept our condolences on the lost of Walter Kosin. Our late father, D.C. West, worked at Modern Home Appliance and had fond memories of Mr. Kosin. The West Family

  3. Theresa, Steve, Ann – our condolences to your family. I’ll never forget Walter and Ann coming from Weirton to New Castle to Irene’s father’s (Tony Joseph)wake. For me, it was the only part of my extended family that could attend and it affected me deeply. He was a great man who now is in a great place……… John, Irene & the girls

  4. Rob, I was so sorry to hear about your father. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts.

  5. Rob, I was so sorry to hear about your father. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts.

  6. To the Kosin Family, We wish that we could be with you at this time and send our love to all of you. We have wonderful memories of your father and mothers visits to Chicago. We keep a special place in our hearts for the Kosin family and send our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  7. Robbie, I was so sorry to hear this morning that your dad had passed away. I remember a great trip we had back to Weirton in 1972 and spending an evening with him watching the Olympics. Take good care Michael

  8. To Annie and Family: So sorry to hear of Walter’s passing…Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family…Our prayers are with you…

  9. Aunt Ann and Uncle Walter – As one of your many nieces, I, as a child, remember spending a few weeks with the two of you one summer. What a great time I had! The two of you made me feel so “special!” I must have been about 8 or 9 years old. I remember noticing the love that the two of you had for each other and the smile that you always had on your face. When you visited us at Gram (Frances) and Pap’s house in New Castle, you would always give us kids money, maybe a 5 dollar bill or something and boy… we felt so rich (just another way you made us feel special)!!! My memories of the two of you are very fond and happy ones. Thank you for making those memories with me. I will cherish them always. Aunt Ann, my prayers are with you and Uncle Walter, you will be truly missed. My deepest sympathy, Gerri Beth Guzman

  10. To Rob and Family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts go out to you. The Szczurek Family

  11. To Bob: I was sorry to hear about your father. He and your mom were always very nice to all of us. The last time I saw you mom and dad was at my father’s funeral in July 1999. I, along with my wife (Chris), sat with them at the lunch and we enjoyed their company. I’ll always remember him as a kind man, full of good humor and with a gift for making the friends of his children feel welcome in his home. With Sympathy, Joe Wojcik

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