HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE – Leon Koziar, 89, of Hot Springs Village, died peacefully in a local hospice on Nov. 11, 2012. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., and before moving to Hot Springs Village 20 years ago, had lived in New Jersey and Maine. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Village Church.
He was predeceased by his parents, Miron and Helen Lukowicz Koziar and six siblings. He served in the Army Air Corps in England during World War II, but subsequently was decidedly anti-war. He was an ardent Democrat.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, “Meg” Koziar, of Hot Springs Village, three nephews and five nieces in New Jersey, Texas and Utah.
A life-long lover of song, Leon was a lyric tenor who performed in productions of the Village Players, sang in the Village Men’s Chorus, and was a member of his church’s choir. He was a soloist at many church and community events.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Village Church, 403 Barcelona Road, Hot Springs Village.
Memorial donations may be made to the UUVC Memorial Fund or to The American Red Cross, Disaster Relief.
An online guest book is available at http://www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.