Obituary of Richard Koslosky
Richard Koslosky, 68, was taken too soon from his family and friends on November 28th, 2020.
He is survived by his loving wife and daughter; Sharon and Rosie, and his siblings Vincent,
Barbara, Raymond, and Albert. He is also survived by his dear friends Kathy and Ray
Richard was born in January 1952, and raised in Philadelphia, hailing from Port Richmond as
the youngest son of Harry and Frances Koslosky.
He graduated from Mastbaum High School in 1970, spent a few months delivering flowers in
New York until he came home. In the spring of 1972 he met his wife Sharon at a party she and
her roommate threw at her apartment. Richard and Sharon started dating shortly after.
In 1973 he was accepted to Temple and pursued a BA in journalism. While at Temple he was a
dedicated writer for the university newspaper, even making sure the paper was delivered
citywide during the strike of two Philadelphia metropolitan newspapers. He paid for his
education by working nights at Central Penn Bank. He graduated from his career at Temple in
Immediately after graduating, he claimed a full-time job at The Germantown Courier. While
working as a full-time reporter and editorial assistant he gained lifetime friends and memories.
Memories which he fondly retold to his daughter often.
After leaving The Germantown Courier in 1981, he began working for Comcast Cablevision in
1982, as the News and Public Affairs Director. He produced and hosted a public affairs talk
show named Dimension 7.
Richard and Sharon had been dating and living together for 10 years by this time. In their free
time, they had fun camping, biking, attending concerts, and visiting the Shore.
During his last year at Comcast, he began working for FOX29 as a stringer and in 1988 he left
Fox to join the news team as an associate producer and writer at 6ABC. During this year
Richard and Sharon began planning for a child. He was thrilled to become a father when his
daughter was born in 1989.
On multiple occasions in the 90's he took work with the IAATC and through that work was able
to explore parts of South America, returning to his partner and child, bearded and well-traveled.
Using his skills and talent as a writer he told many stories 6ABC until he retired in 2011.
During his retirement, he started working for the state until his recent passing.
Richard was generous, sharp-witted, curious, and hardworking. He enjoyed delving into
American history, listening to Jazz greats, classical compositions, and rock classics, watching
nostalgic b&w shows, new and old SciFi series. He was fond of visiting civil war landmarks and ?
traveling to Santa Fe, where he and Sharon planned to grow old and found joy taking father-
daughter trips to Shenandoah National Park.
Richard Koslosky was a loving and incomparable husband and father, he will be greatly missed,
he had a considerable impact on many people's lives and will be a part of us forever.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Richard Koslosky, please visit our Tree Store
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