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James Walter Kosmer

January 20, 1957 ~ August 1, 2020 (age 63)


Coal Township – James Walter Kosmer, 63, of 122 A Street, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born in Shamokin on January 20, 1957 he was the son of Walter and Marie (Zalar) Kosmer. He graduated from Shamokin High School.

On March 26, 1977 in Klingerstown he married Brenda Derck, who survives. James was a member of the Fairview Gun Club, The Nimrods Sportsman’s Club, and Line Mountain Four Wheelers.

In addition to his wife and mother, James is survived by a son, Jesse Kosmer of Coal Township; a daughter, Jamie Kosmer of Uniontown; three granddaughters, Janessa Kosmer, Kiera Kosmer and Leah Kosmer; a brother, Dennis Kosmer of Coal Township; three sisters, Mary Kosmer, Brenda Kosmer, and Maria Krebs and her husband Terry of Irish Valley; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his father, James was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Adams; and a nephew, Joey Gricoski.



James Walter Kosmer, 63, of 122 A Street, Coal Township – Memorial service for family and friends will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Fairview Gun Club, Coal Township, with Pastor Mark Powlus, officiating. Visitation will follow the service until 9:00 pm. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit

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