Michael Kozloff

August 16, 1939 ~ October 13, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Michael Kozloff, 83, of Bentleyville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 13, 2022, surrounded by his family.

He was born August 16, 1939, in Marianna, son of the late Michael Kozloff and Antoinette (Tona) Shimrock Kozloff.

Mike was a 1957 graduate of Bethlehem Center High School. He earned an undergraduate degree in Geography and Civics from California State Teacher's College in 1961 and a master's degree in education from West Virginia University. Mike attended college on a football scholarship and was a proud member of the 1958 undefeated team as a starting defensive end.

Mike was a dedicated teacher for 36 years at Bentworth Senior High School and a football coach in his early years of teaching. In addition to his teaching duties, he also instilled his love of sports and travel in his students by starting a ski club and co-leading many educational trips abroad. 

He was a loving husband, dedicated and ever-present father, and Jeda, as his grandchildren affectionally called him. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing, golf, and traveling with his family. He also enjoyed working for many years at The Meadows Racetrack as a teller.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Leona Orsatti Kozloff, and two daughters, Connie Kozloff Cesario and husband Michael of Presto and Carolyn Kozloff Farrell and husband Jonathan of Mt. Lebanon; sister, Shirley McMahon and husband Dennis of Canfield, Ohio; and brother, John Kozloff of Kansas; four grandchildren Cara, Mia, Lily, and Leo and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no public visitation.

Friends are asked to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, in St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Bentleyville campus, 126 Church Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314, with the Reverend Donald Chortos, officiating.

Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

Mike's family is grateful to the staff and caregivers at The Waters of McMurray- Memory Care and his hospice nurses for their love and care.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mike's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 835 E. Carson Street Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, or the Bentleyville Public Library, 931 Main Street, Bentleyville PA 15314,

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Saint Katharine Drexel
126 Church Street
Bentleyville, PA 15314

October 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Beallsville Cemetery
32 Chestnut St., PO Box 240
Beallsville, PA 15313

No Public Visitation

Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, PA 15314


Bentleyville Public Library
931 Main Street, Bentleyville PA 15314

Alzheimer's Association
2835 E Carson St., Suite 200, Pittsburgh PA 15203


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