Loretta T. Cossack
August 09, 2015


Mrs. Loretta T. Cossack, 87, of Old Forge, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.

She was born on March 11, 1928, in Old Forge, daughter of the late Theofil and Victoria Rutkowski Kidaloski. She was a graduate of Old Forge High School. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a bookkeeper at the former Penn Creative Litho, Old Forge.

A life long resident of Old Forge, she was a guest at Elan Gardens, Clark Summit for the last nine months.

Loretta loved to crochet, loved flowers, and all animals, especially cats, dogs and birds. She shared her home with many pets over the years. Her family have fond memories of holiday gatherings at her home. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was proceeded in death by her husband and best friend of 51 years, Bernard G. Cossack Sr., who passed away on January 29, 2001, sister, Celia Baranoski and brothers, Bernard, who died in infancy, Chester Kidell, Edmund Kidell, Stanley Kidaloski and Alexander Kidaloski.

Surviving are:
Son, Bernard Cossack Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Old Forge
Son, Jerry Cossack and his wife Kathy, of Annandale, Virginia
Daughter, Kathy Rubis and her husband, Leon, of Vienna, Virginia
Daughter, Susan Guse and her husband, Tom, of Moscow
Seven grandchildren to whom she was very devoted

Brother, Raymond Kidaloski of Canal Fulton, Ohio
Nieces and nephews

Funeral will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 9:00 am from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea with the Rev. John Polednak officiating. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Old Forge. Friends may call Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website: www.piontekfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Assisi Soup Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 or Hillside SPCA of Pottsville, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.


Guestbook Entries

I understand & sympathize the grief Loretta's children & grandchildren are feeling. I am also grieving the loss of my sister, leaving me as the only surviving child of my parent's ( Teofil & Victoria) 8 children. We had wonderful, wise , and loving parents who raised us to be close to each other. It is my belief that the greatest gift our parents gave us was love. My father died when I was 7yrs. old. & Loretta was 10yrs. Old. My sisters Ceil, Loretta and I were school age while my other siblings were adults and soon on their own. We grew up together during the depression & World War II. We had a strong bond up till the end. At 84 yrs. of age I expect I will join them in the near future marking the end of my parent's generation of children. I was physically unable to attend the funeral for closure, so I sent a bouquet of red roses symbolizing my broken heart. It is with a heavy heart Loretta that I bid you farewell. May God be with you as you join your husband & family. Love Brother Ray.

Raymond Kidaloski (almost 7 years ago)

The Wooten's send our deepest sympathy. May you cherish the loving memories of Loretta to sooth your grief. Vichnaya Pamyat (May her memory be eternal)

Jimmy and Daria Wooten (almost 7 years ago)

My deepest sympathy to my Aunt Loretta's family. So many great memories over the years & growing up as neighbors till I moved to Ohio. I loved to listen to Aunt Loretta & my Dad's conversations from young. So much wisdom & humor. Those great stories that made you laugh till your sides hurt. Would love to be there with you @ this time & bring my Dad one more time but not possible. Please know we will be with you in spirit & much love & prayer. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Susan Johnston (almost 7 years ago)

Sue, and family, Sorry for the loss of your Mom,You are all in my thoughts and prayers . She was such a sweet women. Hold on to your memories,for these will carry you through this difficult time.

Cookie Naher (almost 7 years ago)

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