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Thomas Coss

October 2, 2007
Thomas Coss
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Obituary for Thomas Coss

Thomas R. Coss, 76, of New Freeport, Pa. died at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2007 in the Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg, Pa. after being in failing health for the past 4 years and seriously ill for the past 10 days.He was born December 30, 1930 in New Freeport, Pa., a son of Mack Coss, Sr. and Alice Myrtle King.Mr. Coss attended Waynesburg High School and was a graduate of the Beaver County Community College with a certification in auto mechanics.He was 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army, where he servied as a E7 (SFC) during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring in 1968. He received the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge 2D Award, Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Clasp 5 Loops, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Oversears Bars and the National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. Mr. Coss was a member of the American Legion Post 330 and the V.F.W. Post 4793, both of Waynesburg, Pa.He owned and operated Coss Transmissions in Monaca, Pa from 1972 until 1976. He was formerly employed as a heavy equipment mechanic from 1984 until 1992 with Daniels Equipment Company of Maryland and American Equipment Company of South Carolina and was last employed as a Township Supervisor with Freeport Twp. until retiring due to ill health in 2003.He enjoyed reading, playing computer games and farming as long as his health permitted.On November 10, 1952 he married Helen Cain Coss who survives.Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons, Thomas R. Coss, Jr, husband of Mary Coss and Joseph L., husband of Kathy Coss; two daughters, Tammy K. Coss and Patty A. Ashcraft, all of New Freeport; one brother, Mack Coss, Jr. husband of Phyllis Coss of Newton Falls, Oh.; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.Deceased are one grandchild who died in infancy; two brothers, James and Ralph E. Coss; three sisters, Pearl Ruggles, Eva Mae "Shirley" Schlabs and Betty Leek.

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