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Kossicks Celebrate 65th Anniversary

posted on April 20, 2015, under Member by

John and Betty Kossick. (Photo: Lee Bennett)

John and Betty Kossick. (Photo: Lee Bennett)

John Kossick and Betty Kasper were married April 23, 1950, in Akron First Church, Ohio, after meeting at a bus stop one year earlier to the day. After 65 years, John says, “Betty is the jewel God gave me. Her smile is the best part of the day.”

John served in the US Army Air Corps in Alaska with the Fire Rescue Squad and then became an electrician. In 1976, he left commercial electrical work and joined Kettering Medical Center, Ohio. He spent 18 years working as an electrician and/or a foreman with the specialty of troubleshooting at Adventist hospitals: White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.; Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kans.; and back to Kettering Medical Center until retirement.

Betty pursued many artistic positions such as sign painting, window trimming, and furniture design. She served as a Bible worker and many office positions while she became a prolific writer. She has been published in more than 70 books and authored two, plus approximately 800 poems carrying her byline.

The Kossicks make their home at Florida Living Retirement Community in Apopka, Fla., where she is the press writer. Their door is always welcome to old and new friends. As one friend stated, “To know them is to love them.”

John is a deacon and Betty is the press writer for Florida Living Church. “Johnny is the priest of our home,” says Betty. I especially appreciate his prayers.”

The Kossick family includes: son, Kevin; daughter, Stephanie Moore; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


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