EAGLEVILLE — Andrew T. Kosvitch, 76, of Eagleville, and a former resident of Mount Carmel, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
He was born May 2, 1944, in Mount Carmel, a son of the late Andrew P. and Elgie (Novitsky) Kosvitch, and beloved husband of Anne C. (Klischer) Kosvitch, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.
Andy graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1962, and was a teacher in the Mount Carmel Area School District for almost 40 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in education from Bloomsburg University in 1966, Master of Education from Temple University in 1969, and Elementary Principal Certificate from Temple University in 1990. He dedicated his professional life to educating and developing young people.
In addition to his role as a reading specialist, he served as head teacher for Mount Carmel Area Elementary School for several years, coached the high school track team and organized the elementary school’s annual “Olympic games” to promote physical fitness. He organized many fun social activities such as roller skating and hayrides for the students. He treasured many lifelong friendships he developed with fellow teachers with whom he had worked. Andy tutored many students over the years — a practice he continued in recent years while volunteering in the Norristown School District.
Andy was an active member of the Catholic church and was a regular participant at Mass. He was one of the first lectors at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and served in that role for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Andy was an avid runner for most of his life and always remained physically active and fit despite his passion for food. He enjoyed skiing with his family and had taken countless ski trips in the Poconos and the northeast.
Andy loved to travel with family and friends and had taken many memorable trips throughout the U.S. and the world. In recent years, he diligently studied the Spanish language and took pride in being able to converse with native speakers during trips.
Andy was devoted to his family and worked tirelessly to ensure his family members live peaceful, productive and happy lives. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather who was always willing to help and care for others. His family holds countless special memories of Andy and he will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, Anne, Andy is survived by his two sons, David and his wife, Dawn, and Philip and his wife, Michelle; two granddaughters, Sophia and Caelin; two sisters, Elgie Schleg (Barry) and Lillian Mirarchi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
KOSVITCH — Andrew T. Kosvitch, 76, of Eagleville, and a former resident of Mount Carmel. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a memorial Mass for Andy at St. Helena’s Church, in Blue Bell, for family and friends. The family will be having a life celebration for Andy at a later date. Family services are by Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Andy’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, Philabundance, or the charity of your choice. To share your fondest memories of Andy, go to www.lifecelebration.com.