Charles Kozub, Jr (Chuck), a long-time resident of Plymouth, Michigan, died unexpectedly on March 25, 2021 at the age of 77.
Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Debbie, two Brothers-in-Law, Gary Glassford and Frank (Cheri) Patt as well as his nieces and nephews, Rick (Kim) Bratek, Gary (Linda) Bratek, Mike (Debbie Bolig) Bratek, and Lisa (Jeff) Sprinkle, including great-nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Kozub, Sr. and Jean Kozub, his sister, Joann Glassford, brother, Richard Kozub and nephew, Mark Bratek.
Chuck was born on October 2, 1943 to Charles, Sr. and Jean Kozub in Detroit, MI. He graduated from Dearborn’s Fordson High School and went on to graduate from Washtenaw Community College with a degree in Computer-Aided Machinery. On September 16, 2003, Chuck married his sweetheart and best friend, Debbie Patt who was the most important person in his life. Chuck retired from Ford Motor Company in 2000 and worked for several years at Glacier Retirement Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
Chuck was a devoted husband and avid Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks member who enjoyed volunteering, especially with Veteran activities as well as assisting those in need of help. Chuck never met a stranger he didn’t know and took great pleasure in making people always feel welcome and had a wonderful sense of humor. Despite contracting Polio as a child, there wasn’t anything Chuck couldn’t do once he put his mind to it. ”No” was not in his vocabulary. Chuck was a “Jack of all Trades” who often took on difficult and unwanted projects at home and the Elks. He especially enjoyed solving problems pertaining to mechanics, plumbing, electrical and building projects. He had a great love of gardening, bowling, tennis, biking, racquetball and loved the outdoors. Most of all, Chuck valued his family and friends, not only as an Uncle, a Best Friend, a Confidant and Great Listener, but as someone who always put others first. Chuck was a spiritual man and will be deeply missed by his family, friends as well as his dog, "Rosie" and all who knew him.
Visitation will be held at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170 on Sunday, April 11th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with a Lodge of Sorrow at 6:00 PM. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, April 12th at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas a ‘Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd, Canton, MI. Seating will begin at 10:15 AM. Burial arrangements will be made at a later date.
As of November 18, 2020, the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home is permitted to have no more than 25 people in attendance for visitations and funerals. Please be advised that in observance of the Governmental Order from the State of Michigan and the current COVID-19 situation, when in attendance at the visitation and funeral service, we kindly ask for the safety and well-being of the families we serve, and for your health, that everyone practice social distancing and consideration for other guests in attendance. Masks are mandatory. Please refrain from handshaking and embracing family members and one another.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chuck’s memory to “Waggin’ Tails Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 438, Northville, MI 48167 (https://waggintailsdogrescue.org); Post Polio Health (https://post-polio.org/support-us/donate); checks payable St. Vincent de Paul—Becket c/o St. Thomas a ‘Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd, Canton, MI 48188; or to the charity of your choosing.
For those who are unable to attend or wish to view the Memorial Mass remotely, the service will be live streamed by clicking on the following link...