Charles J. "Chuck" Kozarowicz, a Niagara Falls postal worker who had been cited numerous times for excellence in service, died Wednesday (Sept. 1, 1999) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a long illness and while under the care of Niagara Hospice.
Kozarowicz, 49, of Ridge Road was born in Niagara Falls.
He attended Colonial Village Elementary School and was a graduate of Niagara-Wheatfield High School in Wheatfield, Niagara County Community College and was graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., with a bachelor of science degree in horticultural science.
Kozarowicz worked for the United States Postal Service Niagara Falls Main Street Branch for 20 years. He was first a distribution clerk and then was a bulk mail technician. His work file contains numerous letters of excellence in service.
He was the supervisor of the credit committee for the Niagara Falls Postal Credit Union.
He was an avid gardener.
Kozarowicz is survived by his wife, the former Beverly Burla; two daughters, Hilary and Sarah; and a sister, Sandra Cyphert of Wilson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1419 Falls St., Niagara Falls, following prayers at 9 in the Labuda Funeral Home, 356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery.