Kaul Funeral Home


Alfred G. Coscia

May 28, 1935September 8, 2021

Alfred G. Coscia, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on September 8, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Eileen; children: Christine A. (David) Savage, Bridget (Greg) Zabawa, Alfred “Jack” Coscia; grandchildren: James Savage, Bryan (Lauren) Savage, Alexander Savage, Matthew (Jennie Egerdie) Bambach, Eric Bambach, Amanda Coscia, Natasha Coscia, Adriana Coscia; and great-grandchildren: Jackson Savage and Riley Savage. Affectionately known as “Big Al” he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching John Wayne movies, driving in his classic Lincoln, golfing, and traveling with Eileen. Alfred worked at the Detroit and Canada tunnel for over 40 years and was also a union steward. Visitation, Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. A funeral mass, Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 28301 Little Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores.


  • Eileen Coscia, Wife
  • Christine A. (David) Savage, Daughter
  • Bridget (Greg) Zabawa, Daughter
  • Alfred "Jack" Coscia, Son
  • James Savage, Bryan (Lauren) Savage, Alexander Savage, Matthew (Jennie Egerdie) Bambach, Eric Bambach, Amanda Coscia, Natasha Coscia, Adriana Coscia, Grandchildren
  • Jackson & Riley Savage, Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 13, 2021


Alfred G. Coscia

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Lazaros Karavidas

September 13, 2021

He was a wonderful regular customer for many years at our family restaurant Karas brothers in St Clair Shores. He and his beautiful wife Eileen were absolutely wonderful people who were more like family to us. We sold Karas a few years back and unfortunately I want able to see or find out as much information about this wonderful couple. God rest his wonderful soul in eternal peace and happiness. You were loved and will be missed by the Karas family

David Savage

September 11, 2021

Al, Dad, Papa, - You were all these names to Christine and my kids and me. Wow - how I loved you and will greatly miss you! My heart aches with the thought of the all us going on without you here with us. But you will always be in out thoughts and with us in spirit. Your strength and big warm heart helped us all feel so strongly that family belonging and never ending love. I'll miss your big bear hugs whenever you greeted me and even more will miss not seeing you give those special "Big Al" bear hugs to my kids, and my grandkids. How I wish Jackson and Riley could have grown up experiencing that and knowing you. You could already see the connection Jackson had with you right away with the short time he got to be around you. Not surprising - everybody enjoyed being around you. Your now with Nani, Mary, and Tino up in heaven hopefully enjoying a great dish of Nani' s incredible homemade pasta and glass of wine. Salute'

Marco De Rosa

September 10, 2021

My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Jack, and a caring thought for your mother. May your fond memories of your dad support you in your time of grief.
Chantal and Marco - Montreal, Canada

Gregory Zabawa

September 9, 2021

I love you dad. You are one of the greatest influences In my life. You taught me about family and it’s importance. You taught me discipline with patience and care (but not being afraid to kick butt when needed) You raised the greatest family I have ever met. You are the strongest man I ever knew. You will be truly missed by so many. Sleep well and see you soon dad. Love Greg.

Brendan Looney

September 9, 2021

It is with great sadness to hear the passing of Al. I have so many memories of Al from his visits to Ireland and the time I spent with him and Eileen in St Clair Shores. He loved his pint of Guinness and meeting the relatives when he was here. One of his favourites was my Uncle William O Mahony (RIP) who he spent many a day having a quiet pint. I will always remember his big Lincoln which he treasured. Himself and Eileen where a great team and I know she will miss him greatly. He was an adopted Irish man and the world is a sadder place at his passing. My deepest condolences to all my family in Detroit