|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1913|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1995|
Database: Intelligence-Journal (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Obituaries, 1990-2000
Headline: Chester Kozlowski, decorated POW
Publication Date: October 18, 1995
Source: Lancaster New Era Lancaster, PA
Obituary: Chester P. Kozlowski, 81, of 1938 Harclay Place, a prisoner of war during World War II and a survivor of the Bataan Death March, died Tuesday at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Elizabeth Leon Kozlowski, who died in 1978.
A resident of Lancaster since 1961, Kozlowski held a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Buffalo.
A warrant officer in the U.S. Army, he was a prisoner of the Japanese from May 1942 to September 1945.
He survived the Bataan Death March and the seige of Corregidor Island in the Philippines in 1942. In 1992, he and five other countians who were march survivors were presented with certificates of honor at a meeting of the county commissioners.
Kozlowski also received the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Occupation Medal and the Purple Heart medal.
After he retired from the service in 1955, Kozlowski worked for the Social Security administration. He was honored for 40 years of government service in 1976, and retired again in 1979.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Third Degree.
A member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, he enjoyed reading and golfing.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Boniface and Anna Gacon Kozlowski.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda A. of Mechanicsburg and Judy M. Krall of Lancaster; one grandson; one brother, Felix, and one sister, Mary, both of Buffalo.
Elizabeth Anne Leon Kozlowski (1918 - 1978)*
Saint Josephs New Roman Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Marilynn Leon Santspree
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66162356