POLAND James F. Jim Coss, 64, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born April 16, 1948, in Youngstown, the son of William J. Buck and Kathryn Kay (Smalleck) Coss.
He was a 1966 graduate of Lowellville High School and a 1974 graduate of Youngstown State University, where he majored in Elementary Education. He retired in 2012 from RG Steel after 43 years of service. Jim was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church. Jim was a family man who always put others before himself. He enjoyed cooking, going on cruises and vacationing to Walt Disney World with his family. He truly cherished time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Jim will always be lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Mary Jo Latessa, whom he married Dec. 12, 1970; his daughter, Julianna (Thomas) Stefek of Poland; son, Kevin Coss of Youngstown; two grandchildren, Alivia and Alex Stefek; brother, David (Helen) Coss of New Middletown; two sisters, Nadyne (Thomas) Sweetko of Las Vegas and Debbie (David) Notareschi of Las Vegas; and mother-in-law, Nora Latessa of Youngstown.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charles Latessa.
Friends may call on Sunday, March 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman and again on Monday, March 25, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville with the Rev. John Jerek celebrating the Mass.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and to send condolences to Jims family.