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Thomas “TJ” “Tim” J. Kodosky

April 21, 1934 ~ January 22, 2021 (age 86)


Kodosky, Thomas “TJ” “Tim” J., 86, Cresson, peacefully passed away Friday afternoon, January 22, 2021 in his favorite recliner, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 21, 1934, son of the late John and Helen (Repko) Kodosky. Preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Thelma Kodosky and Mary Ellen Illig; and brother-in-law, Bob Illig. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Fran (Mix) Kodosky. Together they raised their four daughters, lovingly referred to by their “numbers.” #1 Denise Kodosky, San Antonio, Texas; #2 Dianne (Frank) Salpino, Burnham; #3 Danette (Chris) George, Cresson; #4 Dina (Rudy) McCarthy, Lilly. Beloved GPap to John Kodosky (Venessa), Ross Salpino, Bridget & Andrew George, Mia & Mason McCarthy. Also survived by two beautiful great-grandchildren, Jason & Emily Kodosky. Brother of William G. Kodosky, Lilly; and Helen; brother-in-law of Charles Mix, Cresson. He was the foundation of our family, a humble and devoted man. Tim was a 1952 graduate of Cresson High School, where he was Homecoming King and per the Tomahawk yearbook, “popular against his will, always smiling, no enemies.” He was a retired railroad conductor at PRR/Penn Central/Conrail from 1965-1996. TJ was endearingly quick-witted and a whiz with numbers. He was happiest outdoors, hunting or caring for his garden and yard, preferably with a pouch of Redman. Tim spent many hours on the Lilly mountain cutting firewood with his brother-in-law Chuck. A pocketful of vouchers from his weekly casino trips with Fran always made for great story telling. Tim and Fran shared many wonderful friends and neighbors in Cresson and Lilly. They appreciated their church family at Our Lady of the Alleghenies. Make no mistake, his grandkids were the apple of his eye. He enjoyed cheering them on at their sporting events and relished his relationship with each of them as they reached adulthood. The Kodosky family is grateful to so many people in the local medical community for their outstanding care and support through the years, certainly enabling our extended time together. Deepest, sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of Mainline Medical Associates, Cresson. There, he and his buddy “Millie” (Emily McCloskey) checked countless labs and solved all the world’s problems. At the convenience of the family, memorial services will be held at a later date. Please consider a gift to the Cresson Public Library in Tim’s honor. He summarized his own epitaph so eloquently when he himself said, “60-some years married, 4 daughters, 6 grands and 2 greats. I’ll tell you what, I’m blessed.” Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at

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