James Andrew Kosicki

July 19, 1931 - December 23, 2014
James Andrew Kosicki

James A. (Jim) Kosicki, Age 83 of Wilmington, passed away on December 23, 2014, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

He was born in Newport News, VA. on July 19, 1931, a son of William Andrew Kosicki and Marion Farnham.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Kosicki; his children Michael Kosicki, Robert Kosicki, Mark Kosicki, Channing Persinger and Theresa Elder and nine grandchildren.

Jim spent four years in the United States Air Force and 36 years with the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic controller, Supervisor and Manager. After retirement he drove a school bus for several years. His passion beyond work was sailing. He and his wife Phyllis spent many wonderful days and weeks sailing much of the east coast and Virgin Islands.

A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at 2:00PM, Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Dr. Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401 or a charity of your choice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • December 26, 2014
    Edward Dishart says:
    To the Kosicki family I send my deepest sympathy for your loss, may God bless you all in your hour of need.

  • December 28, 2014
    Pete & Marcia Walker says:
    Marcia and I are so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was the cousin I looked up to. We are so glad we got to see you both in March of this year. While we are unable to attend his memorial you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope we can visit with you soon. Love and blessings to you and the whole family. Pete and Marcia

  • December 28, 2014
    Christina Daniels says:
    I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing and sorry that I could not attend his memorial service. I am one of three first cousins from the Kosicki side of the family. When we were younger, I always thought of Jim as the older brother that I didn't have. Thanks to Phyllis' efforts we have had several nice visits in the past few years. My thoughts are with her and the family as they go through this difficult time.

  • December 27, 2014
    Tom & Linda Riggins says:
    Have many memories of talking with Jim about sailing and the FAA and other life experiences. Will miss him and pray Gods peace and Love for you , Phyllis .

  • December 28, 2014
    Greg and Judy Stern says:
    Friends for over forty years since Puerto Rico. We will miss you old friend.