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Edward Emerson Cozzens

Published November 02,2015

Obituary's Biography:

Edward Emerson Cozzens of Waukegan, beloved husband of Teresa, father of Julia Burnett and Edward Cozzens and grandfather of Austriana Burnett and Keishara Cozzens passed away at his home, Monday, October 5, 2015 after a long illness.  He was born in Chicago on January 12, 1949 to John and Lillian (Midderhoff) Cozzens. Edward is also survived by his brother, John (Dannyae) Cozzens; his sister, Antoinette Richardson; uncles John, Joe (Shirley) and Thomas Midderhoff; nephews John (Andreia), Stephen (Jennifer) and William Cozzens; and many cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and in-laws.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and other beloved family members.  Edward was an army veteran who served in Viet Nam.  He worked in many positions throughout his life including working at Anne Kiley Center in Waukegan for 17 years where he had many friends.  He was loved and will be missed by many.  Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.