Joseph Koloszar, Jr.

Born: Tue., Jul. 8, 1941
Died: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Recitation of the Rosary

5:00 PM Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Location: Christ the King Lutheran

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 Joseph Koloszar, Jr.

July 8, 1941 - Nov. 18, 2017

SOUTH BEND - Joseph Koloszar, Jr., 76, of South Bend, died in his residence on Saturday, November 18th. Mr. Koloszar was born July 8, 1941, in Pinnye, Hungary, to the late Gisella (Szekendi) and Jozsef Koloszar. In 1956 he came from Hungary with his family to South Bend. On June 6, 1964, in South Bend, he married Constance J. Kershner, who preceded him in death in 2004. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Finta. He is survived by his children, J. Paul Koloszar (Karen) of Monroe, OH, James A. Koloszar (Theresa) of Milwaukie, OR, John G. Koloszar (Beth) of Salem, OR, and Susan M. Wise (Aaron) of Pine Village, IN; nine grandchildren, Rebecca, Alison, Stuart, Emily, Nathan, Sydney, and Jordan Koloszar, and Zachary and Erica Wise; and his siblings, Pearl Hinora (Steve) of South Bend and John Koloszar (Sue) of Woodbridge, VA.

A lifetime gardener, Joe also loved to fish. To the benefit of all who knew him, he was a much better gardener than a fisherman. As generous with his time as he was with his garden bounty, Joe would drop everything to help neighbors and friends in need. Although it sounds trite, Joe was simply loving, caring, understanding. The archetypal good son, good brother, good husband, good father, amazing grandfather, good friend to all. Simply, a good man.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 27th, in Christ the King Catholic Church, 51033 S.R. 933. Committal services and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 26th, in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m.

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Christy Koloszar Pispitsos
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
Uncle Joe -I’m so sorry that I will not be there to say goodbye. Thank you for being there for my family and I! I love you and will miss you...

Love - Christy, Demetri, Logan and Katelyn

Michael E. Barrett
   Posted Sun November 26, 2017
My sincere condolences to Joe's family, his three sons and daughter. I've been a neighbor of Joe's for over 20 years and a fairly close friend for the last 10 years. He was a saint of a man to me, and will be sorely missed by me and all that new Him. I hope that the family will forgive me for not attending but health reasons prohibit me from doing so. My prayers are offered for for Joe and his Family.