Kenneth James Kozdra, 58, Sales Director

Kenneth James Kozdra, 58, of Groveland, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Kozdra was born in Methuen, on April 29, 1960, to the late Dorothy Preneaveau and Joseph Kozdra. He graduated from Lawrence Vocational High School as well as Southern New Hampshire College and was the Director of Sales at Berkshire Manufacturing in Newburyport.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Ilene (Courtney) Kozdra, loving children, daughter Courtney D’Angelo and husband Nicholas and their children Owen, Sadie-Grace, Genevieve and Carolyn, daughter Valerie Hills and her husband Geoffrey and their son Liam and son Scott Kozdra of Groveland, two brothers Joseph Kozdra and wife Rosemary and Gary Kozdra and wife Terry, two sisters Carole Kozdra and Gail Lorenzo and husband Michael of New Jersey, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters Sandy and Jean.

Kozdra was a strong, handsome and loving husband, devoted father and grandfather as well as a talented musician, songwriter and the lead member of the Discount Gigolo’s and Sage and Whiskey. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family, doing projects, playing horseshoes, kayaking and traveling and was talented, creative, hardworking and fun. He will be missed greatly but lives in the hearts of all who knew him. Our lives will never be the same.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday morning, September 6, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Haverhill from 9-11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery Groveland.