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waterfallMay 17, 1952 - March 18, 2019

Michael Joseph Kozak, our dear brother, died suddenly on Monday March 18th at the age of 66.

Michael was born on May 17th, 1952 to the late Michael L. Kozak and Hannah E. Kozak (Creely) in Philadelphia. He graduated from Father Judge High School and the University of Pennsylvania. He also attained advanced degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael was a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a published author who was very highly regarded by his colleagues and the many clients he assisted throughout his 30+ year career as a researcher, therapist, mentor, and most recently serving as an administrator at the National Institutes for Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. He was a connoisseur and collector of wine, an exceptional cook and well versed in music and civil war history. He enjoyed writing poetry and was a lifelong learner who pursued knowledge to a depth not realized by many.

He is survived and will be deeply missed by his sister Mary Leaness and brother-in-law Terry, sister Teresa Bennett, nieces Dawn Leaness (John Fusi), Jill Leaness, Kirsten Bennett and nephews Craig Leaness (Annie) and Lewis Bennett as well as great niece Cora Fusi.
A family celebration of Michael’s life will be held privately.

Michael was a long time supporter of Philabundance. Contributions in honor of Michael would be appreciated and can be made to Philabundance https://www.philabundance.org/ or the mental health charity of your choice.


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