Frederick Cozza of Bridgeville passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

Fred retired in 1986 with 31 years of Federal Government Service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford. Fred was the Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and a member of the Eagles, The Sons of Italy, The American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, and Catholic War Veterans. Those who knew Fred know he survived many life-saving surgeries and defeated all the odds. After surviving the last nine-hour surgery at the age of 82, Fred wrote, “I never lost a fight”. This is how Fred lived his life; he was a fighter.  

Fred is survived by his loving wife Carol of 46 years. He is also survived by his son William Christopher Cozza (Yuka), Theresa Kimberly Cozza-Rhodes (David), Dorothea Brandyn Cozza; and grandchildren: Nickolas Cozza (Ashley), Rico Cordero, Dominic Cozza, Renna Cozza, Risa Cozza, Shay and Jared Rhodes, and Joe Cordero. Fred is also survived by his sister Carol Kirtley (Darryl); nephews: Terry Walters (Tracy), Mark Roy (Stacey), Matthew Roy (Tammy), Michael Roy (Karen), Ricky Cozza (Michelle), Ronney Cozza (Michelle), Kenny Cozza (Kellie); nieces, Diana Chick (Ross), Tina Dilworth, and Janella Peltak (Tom).

Fred is preceded in death by his brother, James Cozza and nephew, Eddy Walters.

Funeral services were on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford. The burial took place at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973.

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