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Father of Rose Anne Koschinski ’68 & Jessica Koschinski ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 17, 2015

Alphonse J. Koschinski, age 88, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 31, 1927, in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania to Frank and Josephine (Polkrzywnicki) Koschinski. Upon completion of high school, Alphonse entered the Navy in 1945. After being honorably discharged, he went to work as a carpenter for Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co. in Rossford. He was a member of St. Rose Parish in Perrysburg. Alphonse enjoyed 33 years of retirement and during that time he enjoyed The Cabin, traveling, gardening, planting fruit trees and grapes, and listening to polka music. He was a terrific storyteller and never met a stranger.

Surviving are his children, Rose Anne (Tom) Wheatley, Jessica (Barry) Brown, and Gene (Linda) Koschinski; granddaughters, Katie (Ryan) McFarland, and Alexis Brown; great-granddaughters, McKenzie Kidd, and Leah McFarland; sister, Phylomena Dugan; in-laws, Paul and Irene Nawrocki and Ursula Halleron. Also surviving is his lifelong best friend, Gene Scarbrough and many nieces and nephews.

Alphonse was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 60 years, Joan Koschinski; and his daughter, Monica Koschinski.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be private at St. Rose Cemetery. The family will host an open house at the family residence for family and friends on Wednesday evening from 4-8 p.m. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Al’s neighbors and friends, especially Monica Fisher, the staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially Sarah, Elizabeth, and Monica and to Carol and LeAnn of Comfort Keepers. The family suggests that contributions in Al’s memory be made to the St. Rose School library, St. Rose Church, or to the educational fund of his great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family, please visit:

Funeral Home

Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford – Rossford
830 Lime City Rd.  Rossford, OH 43460

Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 13, 2015

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