Thomas A. Kosel


Going to church worked out for Tom. It was there that he met his future wife and step children. For 6 years they were best friends. She was a young widow with four children. Tom, much like a kid himself, enjoyed helping to raise them. Eventually the relationship between Chyrll and Tom turned serious and they married. They were blessed with a son, Nathan.

He tried his hand at several businesses. There was the ice cream shop, The Banana Boat, where he gave away more than he sold. Another was a carpet cleaning concern. Their motto was, “if your carpet smells call Kosels”. But Tom’s favorite was DJ Tommy K when he had the most fun.
Later he went to school for a boilers license. Tom found employment at South Harrison Twp elementary school.
He volunteered with the Mantua EMS on the Centre City Ambulance Squad.

In addition to Chyrll he is survived by their children: Heather, Matthew, and Maryssa Kearney, Megan Sheppard and Nathan Kosel; brothers, David and Bruce; sisters: Nancy Parks, Arlene Sweet and Peggy Commauf and 9 grandchildren.

Come celebrate 54 great years Friday from 10 to 11 am at Living Hope Worship Center, Center Sq. Rd. and School lane, Logan Twp. where the service will be at 11am. Burial Hillcrest Cemetery, Sewell.

15 thoughts on “Thomas A. Kosel

  1. Brian & Heather Willoughby

    Tom, you were an amazing person, I Loved hearing the praise and worship team, your light of the Lord shined on and off the stage, you were kind and funny too, my Nannie and Aunt Vi adored you, you will be missed…RIP until we meet again my friend…we Love you, Brian and Heather

  2. Stacey milligan

    Tom was an awesome man. He came through for my sister during some very dark days. He was truly a man of god. Even when he was struggling he never strayed from his faith. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son, and friend. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. He touched many lives with his caring heart and fun loving sense of humor. Thomas Arthur, you will always have a place in my heart. Until we meet again……………..❤️

  3. Lisa

    Tom was a great man…… he loved all his kids with all his heart ….. he worked so very hard everyday…. there’s just so many nice and positive things to say about this man…. I loved Tom as he was like family hell he is family 25 years of friendship with the Kearney/kosel family they are my family…. say hi to my mom mom for me Tom…: your very missed and very loved……

  4. Regina Brower

    Tom was a source of inspiration for me. His hardships made him all the greater. A good husband, father and grandfather, he loved his family and his church family. I will miss Tom and keep him in my heart always.

  5. Nora Franco Henao

    Tom was a one of a kind personality! He loved god and tried his best in every endeavor in life! He was good at almost everything even things I didn’t know he knew. He really could surprise you! Eve though I couldn’t visit him all the time, we would try and find different video messengers to see which work the best! Only to sit make funny faces and talk to max ( his fur son). I have so many great memories and I am blessed to have known you. Rest In Peace “Exxon” lollipop and ice cream will take good care if your boy!

  6. Jairo marin

    Tom was a great man and a beautiful singer. We had good moments when we sing in karaoke. He always have good moments laughing together at the singers! He always make me feel welcome when I visit. Don’t worry Chyrll my mother will take good him in the heaven! You are my brother in Christ forever! Te dios lo bendiga hermano!

  7. Marion GaffneyT

    To Cheryl and family:

    Sorry to hear about Tom. He was a good person and. like what he did. I would like to be there at the funeral serivice but I can’ make it. I will keep you and the family iny prayers.

  8. Kenneth R Raively

    I have known Tom since I was a teenager growing up in Paulsboro. He was always the guy that wanted to talk and be friends and we became friends. We would chat every once in a while when we saw eachother out and about. He eventually joined the fire co a few years back as a social member. I will miss out facebook chats and the status checkups I would send to him about his health and his about mine. Love Tom and I am gonna miss ya buddy.

  9. Bernice Enright Dean

    Dear niece Cheryl & families , I am so sorry of the lost of your husband Tom and Dad and will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers and thoughts today and in the days ahead, thinking of you and your families , love Aunt Bernice & Uncle Bud families and my brothers the Enright’s and their families

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