Kozak, Joseph R. III

Joseph Richard Kozak III, 65 of Strongsville, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022. He was a man who truly loved life, especially fishing, listening to old music, and watching the Cleveland Indians.  His greatest joy was travelling with his family, especially the trips to California.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Jenni and Joseph Kozak II. He is survived by his dear family and friends, especially Stan and Tracy Kulesa, and their girls, Alicia, Avarie, Alina, and Addison. Joe loved his old faithful friend Marley “Big Popa”.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 29 at 2pm at Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City. Please meet inside the front entrance.

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.

Posted in Obituaries.


  1. Your absence makes the whole world seem empty. No words can explain the sadness in the depths of my soul. For as long as the world keeps spinning, I will miss you. You left a void that depletes my heart and soul. When I close my eyes I see you; When I open my eyes I miss you.
    Daily, my tears run deep and wild. I miss you so much. I pray your walking around with no pain and enjoying heaven. Your last words to me were, “Don’t forget about me”. There will never be a day we will forget you. The memories we shared will live on forever. We love you Rest in peace 🙏
    Stan – Tracy and girls

  2. Joe I considered you family and I have so many amazing memories of you.I wish you could still be here right now,but at least I know your in a good place now.rest in peace.🙏🙏🕊🕊 Love Avarie ❤️

  3. Joe you were a good man with a good heart and soul. I had many memories with you but one does stick out. It was just us sitting at the table at Golden Corral and we just talked hours about history and the Cleveland Indians. I hope you are at peace now with your family and friends up in heaven.

  4. Dear Friends and Family of Joe, I came upon Joe’s obit accidentally and was totally amazed! I am Joe’s (Joey to me) cousin. His father and my mother were siblings. (My mother died just this year at 103!) After losing contact with Aunt Jenny in my college and early marriage years, I honestly tried to find Joey, especially in the last several years. I am so glad to know he had great friends and family and especially that he was a happy soul enjoying a happy life. If any of you who were close to him would like to have a conversation about him, etc., I’d love it. My home phone is 330-468-2936. My Uncle Joe had every childhood photo of their family on Oakley, and I would be so grateful to have the opportunity to copy them, if someone has them. May God bless you all for caring for Joey.

  5. Hello to Joey’s friends and family….I am Karen (Kozak) Jones, cousin to Joey, as I will always know him to be. Sadly, I have had no contact with Joey for many, many years but I still have fond memories of him, one in particular that makes me laugh and cry at the same time. As my cousin Sharon said above, I would love to communicate with any of you who knew and loved Joey. My phone is 410-241-7377 and my email is kmjones14@aol.com. Dear Joey, rest in peace. <3

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