Bertha F. Kozak, 85

Bertha F. (Blair) Kozak, wife of John C. Kozak, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Conshohocken, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Catherine (Johnson) Blair.

Bertha was a beautiful, intelligent, generous, and loving woman. She loved her family more than anything and was always helping in any way possible, above, and beyond. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family. She turned her passion for collecting antiques and collectables into a career. She loved gardening (roses were her favorite), knitting, crocheting, reading, horses, time spent at a lake, the beach, watching a beautiful sunset or sunrise. Bertha took care of her sister Donna for many years and also considered her the 6th child. Her heart was broken after losing Donna.

She is survived by her husband John, of 39 years; 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 siblings. She is beloved and will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral home (1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525) with Rev. Eugene Zaiser officiating. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date. A visitation will also be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 10:00-11:00AM at the funeral home.

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Dear Val, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. She will be in your heart forever. Remember all the wonderful times you shared with her. Stay strong. Love Brenda

~ Brenda Peeler Stowe, Pa
4/19/2022 11:09:46 PM

Mom??so precious, a part of me as I am a part of you. I sit here on the couch where you were sitting just a few days ago. I am so sad, so beside myself. I miss you so much. I am sad for pop, for myself, my brother and my sisters. My children and grandchildren and theirs. A beautiful light has left our world. But not our heart. I love you mom you are forever in my heart and deep inside my soul. I am a better woman because of you. Thank you for being my mom for giving me life for teaching me for being there for me. A piece of my heart goes with you. A piece of you is me is all I am. We are all your living memory.

~ Michelle Brown Mount Chase, ME
4/19/2022 7:15:11 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Johnny, Val, Bob, Denise, and the entire family??

~ Anita & Randy Landis
4/15/2022 7:56:03 PM

What is the true role of a grandmother, and what general purpose does she serve?? I was blessed. I even carry her maiden name. We were both born in February. A ironic reality shared by many of the first born females of a long line of strong women in our family tree. Yes, I am the first grandchild, and I was truly blessed to have my grandmother by my side for forty years. My grandmother (Gram, as I like to refer to her), was the foundation that built my core. She was not the typical bake a cake, sneak a treat when mom's not looking, or even let you get away with the little things kind of grandmother... she was so much more. Gram instilled morals, respect, determination, drive, passion, work ethic, and love into my foundation. The quiet conversations between just she and I; and that wink of approval for a job well done, that shaped my very thought process, made me the woman I am today. Those beautiful blue strong eyes had a way of looking deep into your soul and keeping you honest, strong, and steady on your way to accomplishing your dreams. Gram demanded those things from you, thus creating the foundation. Her expectations and logic shaped the very threads of my being. I love her with all of my soul, will keep her in my thoughts forever, and will continue to embark on those journeys she so desperately instilled in us (grandchildren and great grandchildren) that we wish to pursue. Until we see each other again, you will live in my heart forever. With love, Blair

~ Blair N. Walsh
4/14/2022 5:01:09 PM