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Michael John Kocsis, 78, of Blairsville, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at his home.

The son of John and Anna (Bencho) Kocsis, he was born Jan. 4, 1941, in North Braddock.

Mr. Kocsis was a member of St. John Byzantine Church, Wall. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Asplundh Tree Expert Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going camping.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Barbara Jean (Nader) Kocsis, whom he married May 19, 1962; a son, Michael Kocsis II (Denise), of Greenville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and a sister, Mary Ann Ank, of Harrison City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tony, in 2017; and a brother, Ronald Kocsis.

As per the wishes of Mr. Kocsis, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville.

The family wishes to thank the Visiting Nurse Association for the special care Mr. Kocsis received during his illness, especially Jeannie, Kim, Darlene, Corbin, Amanda, Debbie and Laurie.

Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit