Shrewsbury – Paul S. Kozakevich, 84, of Shrewsbury, peacefully entered into eternal life Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence in Worcester with his loving family at his side.
He leaves his devoted wife of 60 years and love of his life, Ruth (Wenckus) Kozakevich; a son, Paul Kaye and his wife, Alicia of Grafton; a brother, Anthony and his wife, Jean of West Orange, N.J.; a sister, Bridget Loretti of Dunmore, Penn.; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Onofrey of Penn. and Eleanor Bove of Va.; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was born in Throop, Penn., son of the late John and Dominica (Mushik) Kozakevich. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor's of Science degree. He was a W.W. II era Army veteran, serving proudly with occupation forces in Japan.
He was employed by ITT with a team of engineers and technicians with a license to build and produce transistors. He was a pioneer in semi-conductor products and worked with Bendix, RCA, Burroughs, Tung Sol and Sprague on many different products and hybrids circuits. Paul started the Micro Networks Corporation in Worcester with two partners in the mid 1960's, where he served as Vice-President and sold the company after 10 years to Unitrode. This was the beginning in circuits for computers, solar batteries, cellphones and all electrical gadgets licensed by AT& T.
Paul was a faithful member of Saint Mary's Parish, a longtime member of Adelphi Council #4181 of the Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed playing golf with his friends.
Paul's family wishes to send a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence and the Holy Trinity Hospice for all their compassion and care that was shown to Paul and his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass celebrating Paul's life Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will take place at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity Hospice, 1183 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603 or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.