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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  • December 26, 2014
    Suzanne Mooney says:
    Although we didn't see each other very often I often thought about Jim & Phyliss. My deepest condolences to all the family.

  • December 23, 2014
    Jean Montjoy says:
    Phyllis, Mike, Bob and Channing and all of Jim's family, I am so sorry for your loss and will be keeping you all in my prayers. I am so grateful to have had Jim as an honorary "Grandpa". He always had a hug and a kind smile. Please know he holds a special place in my heart. Much Love Jean Montjoy

  • December 24, 2014
    Ben & Linda Avery says:
    We will miss Jim and his quiet ways we got to know so well. God bless you Phyllis and all the family at this special time of the year. God's peace, Ben and Linda Avery

  • December 24, 2014
    Mary & Harry Johnson(WUMC) says:
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

  • December 25, 2014
    Ken & Carol Morris says:
    We first encountered Jim & Phyllis when we all were living in San Juan, PR. in 1970. A professional relationship between Ken (as a Coast Guard officer) and Jim (as supervisor of air traffic controllers) quickly became a social friendship which has endured for almost 45 years. Jim was a highly admired professional throughout his FAA career, and with Phyllis at his side, a very amiable and often funny social companion. We were so pleased that fate brought us together so many years later to be living within less than a mile of each other. Jim had a long and fruitful life and could not have been more fortunate in his choice of a mate to be by his side to the end. Phyllis, we love you and will do anything for you in your time of need and beyond. Our deepest condolences to you, Mike and all the Kosickis at this difficult time.