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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  • January 07, 2015
    Ron (NIck) Nichols says:
    Phyllis, my condolences on your loss. My ex-wife wife, Nancy Nichols knew you as well when we were in Puerto RIco with the FAA. I have fond memories of you both. Retired for many years , living in Ashburn, Virginia.