OBITUARY

Stanley A Koza

March 8, 1939October 5, 2013

Sparta- Stanley A. Koza went home to the Lord on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Hackensack, NJ. He was 74. Stanley was born in DuPont, Pa. to Peter and Rose Koza, raised in Newark, NJ, and has resided for the past 37 years in Sparta. He graduated from Seton Hall University in 1961 with a BS in management and returned earning a second BS in accounting in 1969. In 1971 Stanley was hired by Newton Memorial Hospital as Chief Financial Officer. He has served as Executive Director of the hospitals sister corporations, Prime Care Inc., North Jersey Health Ventures. He was a former Hospital Board of Directors member and former President of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital Foundation. In 1992, Stanley was named to the Board of the NJ Health Care Corporation and its corporations, as the hospital network restructured. Stan has been very involved in his community through; Treasurer of the Board of Sussex County Farm & Horse Show since 1982, past President of the Newton Rotary Club (1992-93); Board member of Newton Rotary Endowment, Inc., Board member of Knoll Heights and Knoll View Senior Citizen Complex in Sparta; Board member of High Point Financial Corporation; Vice Chairman of the National Bank of Sussex County; President of the Sussex County Charter School for Technology; Board member of Sussex County Imaging, LLC, and Women’s Diagnostic Center, LLC; and Treasurer of Wes-Com Healthcare, Inc. He also served on the boards of Hospital Central Services, Inc. in Allentown, Pa; Medco Inc., Warminster, Pa; The Hospital Trust for Worker’s Compensation, Princeton, NJ and Signature Home Care of New Jersey, Cranbury, NJ. He was a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association; The National Society of Fundraising Executives; as well as serving as an usher for Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta. Stan was a kind and loving soul who cherished his children, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was founder of the Chocolate Goat in Lafayette, and he will be sadly missed. Mr Koza is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Alice. A son; Peter Matthew Koza of Branchville, NJ. Two daughters; Jennifer Todaro (T.J.) and Stephanie Austin (Craig) of Fredon, NJ. Five grandchildren: Peter Koza, Jacob Todaro, Finn, Molly and Hanna Austin. Three brothers; Paul, Edward (Irene) and Peter Koza. Two sisters; Anne Drust, and Stella Koza. Family and friends are invited Monday, 2~4 & 7~9 pm to Goble Funeral Home 22 Main Street Sparta, NJ. A 10 am Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday from Our Lady of the Lake Church, Sparta, followed by burial. The family requests memorial donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202. For more info see: www.goblefuneral.com.

Services

  • VISITATION Monday, October 7, 2013
  • VISITATION Monday, October 7, 2013
  • FUNERAL MASS Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Joseph Mora

October 9, 2013

Dear Family of Stan Koza, I was sadden to learn of Stan's passing. During my years on school boards I have met wonderful and caring individuals, but Stan Koaa was special. While serving on the Sussex County Vocational Technical and President,we chartered a new technology school for Sussex County middle school children. We needed the right person to be it's intial leader to make it a success. Stan was that person and he made the Sussex County Technical School a success and exceeded our objectives. He was caring, gentle, talented and a Standard for the perfect Christian. I am sorry we never shared that meal at a good Mexican restaurant we promised each other we would do. Blessing to the family of a person we should all emulate as Christians. Joe Mora

Sue Peters

October 8, 2013

My deepest condolences to you, Mrs. Koza, and family. Years ago I worked along side Stan in the administrative offices at Newton Hospital. Over the last several years I got reacquainted with him and you at the box seats at the Farm & Horse show where I volunteer. I will miss joking around with him!

Your friends at Alecto Systems

October 8, 2013

Dear Alice and Family,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We were very sad to hear of Stan's passing. You are in our prayers and have our most sincere condolences.

Kathy Cafasso

October 8, 2013

We met Stan years ago when we had to go to the hospital to drop off Fair money. We always joked with him when he came over to tell us to "move on and stop harrassing his staff." He was great to work with, and his presence at the Fairgrounds has been missed. Your family is in our prayers.

Kathy Cafasso, Kathie Farrell, Jane Phillips

Fred Fitzsimmons

October 8, 2013

Alice & Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Stan was one terrific guy , great neighbor and friend.... and den master ! We will all miss his broard smile and warm personality .

George Kaiser

October 7, 2013

Dear Alice and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Stan's passing. What a warm and kind person he was. I remember his outstanding role as President of Newton Rotary, and, more specifically, how he was such a support and help when I was District Governor. I would highly recommend the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice bereavement program. I found it very helpful. My prayers are with you.

Your friends at Vera Bradley

October 7, 2013

We are so sad to hear of Stan's passing and thinking of you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Connie Henderson

October 7, 2013

I knew Stan when he worked at NMC. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. He will be missed.

Steer

October 7, 2013

There was never a better boss or kinder person. My prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

October 7, 2013

We were so sorry to hear the news. You are in our prayers!

Mark & Mary Beth Koza