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Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL

OBITUARY

Anthony "Tony" Joseph Koski

April 10, 1927July 20, 2020

Anthony Joseph (Tony) Koski, age 93, died on Monday, July 20, 2020 at home after a short illness. He was born in Erie, PA on April 10, 1927 to the late Joseph and Josephine Guzowski Kociolowski. On November 21, 1951, he changed the family’s name to Koski.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Sarah H. Koski of Birmingham, AL, two sisters Kathryn Haley and Sophie Reske both of Erie, PA along with a granddaughter, Sarah H. Stanfield of Birmingham, AL.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years Mary Sisk Koski, sons Joe Koski (Suzy), David Koski (Nicki), daughter Laura Stanfield (Wayne) and stepdaughter Barbara Sisk. He leaves 8 grandchildren that will miss him greatly, Mark Stanfield, Jill Smith (Richard), Tim Stanfield (Laura), Scott Stanfield (Genta), Melissa Howell (Todd), Matt Koski (Allison), Patricia “PK” Koski, David Koski, Jr. (Stephanie) and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was a longtime member of Homewood Church of Christ, WWII veteran, a Master Mason and a Lifetime member of the “700” Bowling Clubs of America. In 1964, he founded Koski Construction Co. Inc, which was passed down to his sons after he retired in 1997.

He loved to meet new and interesting people and was always willing to help anyone in need. He always had a story or joke to tell and had a great sense of humor. He instilled a positive attitude in his children, proud of each one and appreciated each of their different interests. If you ask any of his grandchildren, they will tell you he was the strongest man they knew. He was always teaching as he worked alongside each one.

The family will have a graveside service at Forrest Hill Cemetery on August 7, 2020 @ 2:45. Due to the Covid-19, facemask and social distancing will be required.

Services

7 August

Friends and Family are Cordially Invited the a Graveside Service honoring the life of Anthony Koski

2:45 pm

Forest Hill Cemetery


Birmingham, AL

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Anthony "Tony" Joseph Koski

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Jim Deason

August 2, 2020

As a young man running my own remodeling business I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Koski. He was always willing to share his knowledge of construction with me in a kind way. I am thankful for the times I had with him.

Jim Deason

Rachel Kidd

July 27, 2020

Mr. Koski was a great example for our family. We first met him at Homewood Church of Christ and fell in love with him. Joe, David and Laura were like my siblings, as well as Nicki and Suzy. My kids loved him. Nicki and I were pregnant at the same time so we could commiserate how we were feeling before David, Jr. and Jake were born.

Mr. Koski was always there for us. He would come fix something at our house whenever we needed him. He helped build our house. He always had time to sit and talk. He has left a great legacy for his whole family!
We love you,
Rachel, John, Jake, and Josh Kidd

Don Clayton

July 26, 2020

I was a teacher at Berry High School and also the Key Club sponsor. Anthony Koski donated
his time and expertise to help us build a ticket booth at the football stadium. Without his help, the booth would not have been built.

Mark & Patti Cochran

July 26, 2020

What a beautiful obituary for this wonderful “man among men”. Tony always seemed to be smiling and ready with a good joke. He was such a gifted brick mason, and was always available to us whenever we needed help with any type of building project. We have such great memories of this man as we grew up as neighbors in Gentilly Forest. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

Mike Galloway

July 26, 2020

What a blessing you gave to your children and grandchildren. What a legacy you left behind for your church and the friends you met along the way. You even let me work for you a short time, and it was there where I learned what hard work was all about. You should be so proud of the amount of love you spread in your community and the wonderful gifts you left from everyone you touched. Thanks for 93 great years and for letting me be a small part of the Koski family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY