Alexander P. Kosky

February 17, 1932 - August 11, 2018

02/17/1932 - 08/11/2018

Past Services

Wednesday August 15, 2018
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday August 16, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Thursday August 16, 2018
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Alexander P. Kosky, 86, of Bellaire, OH died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Country Club Retirement Campus, Bellaire. He was born February 17, 1932 in Wheeling, WV a son of the late Alexander and Madge Mullin Kosky.

Alex was a retired teacher and principal at St. John Grade School, a member of St. John Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 52 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilba Jean Craft Kosky in 1968; an infant daughter, Sonya Jean Kosky; a son, Stephen Kosky; brothers, James, Jack, Andrew and Frank Kosky; a sister, Roseann Wodusky.

Surviving are his sons, Michael (Pearl) Kosky of Hughesville, MD, Gary (Maggie) Kosky, David Kosky and Mark Kosky all of Bellaire; daughters, Alexis (Joseph) Skoff of Barton, OH and Gail (Nick) Nicola of Bellaire; a daughter-in-law, Kristy Kosky of Freeport, OH; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and those students whose lives he touched during his years at St. John Grade School.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 3-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH 43906 with a

Knights of Columbus Service at 7:30 pm and a Vigil Service at 7:45 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Grade School or St. John Catholic Church by going to “”

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Randy Watt
5 years ago

Deepest sympathy to all family and friends.

Mr. Kosky was indeed an amazing man and a wonderful teacher. He had a way of making learning interesting, and even made classroom discipline not embarrassing but a learning experience. We all came to expect the unexpected from Mr. Kosky, like the day he taught us and had us all singing “Seventy-Six Trombones” in a class other than music. Through the years, every time I hear that song I think of Mr. Kosky. God bless.

Bob Ney
5 years ago

To the family of a fantastic teacher, Mr. Kosky, who made such a difference in many lives. I learned so much in his class and he was so dedicated to his students and St. John’s Church.
Thinking of you at your time of loss.

Michelle Hodgson
5 years ago

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I loved Mr. Kosky – he was a dear, sweet man – such fond memories of St. John’s Grade School and he was part of all of them! Every note I received from him was signed Keep the Faith and that was the example he set. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Judi McGarry
5 years ago

One of my favorite teachers at St. John’s Grade school! His jokes & funny stories kept the interest of an otherwise ADD student & I learned so much from his classes! What a great man & he can now rest with his wife & baby daughter he lost so many years ago! Legacy will go on thru all his family & students! Great man! R,I,P, Mr.K! The world will miss you! Thoughts & prayers to the family at this time of loss! Judi McGarry

Mike Bickmeier
5 years ago

To All Family members, My deepest, most heartfelt sympathy.

Lillian and Larry Siebieda
5 years ago

Sorry to hear of Mr. Kosky’s passing. I knew him at St. Johns when I taught there and when he taught our children. He was a great teacher and friend to all he met. May he rest in peace.

Dennis Ferlich
5 years ago

Gail and Family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Loss of a family member is never easy, but the sadness will eventually be healed by all of those wonderful, fond memories that go on forever.



Kate Ross
5 years ago

Mr. Kosky was a friend of my dad and my teacher and principal at St. John’s. He was such a character! His classes were lots of fun and I learned so much from him. There really was no one like him. I will never forget him waving an umbrella and getting the SJC crowd going with his Let’s GOOOOOO Irish! Rest in peace, Mr. Kosky. Love you! Keep the Faith!!

Mj Olinski
5 years ago

To the Kosky family,
I am so sorry to hear this news and extend my deepest condolences. Mr. Kosky was truly an inspirational man and a great teacher. When I hear the song Edelweiss, I think of him breaking into song in the middle of class and singing his heart out, he really loved that song. I know he is now singing with the angels. Prayers for the family in your time of need.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
5 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Alexander P. Kosky, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Alexander P. Kosky, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †