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John E. "Jack" Cosgrove

August 1, 1929 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 92)


John E. “Jack” Cosgrove passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2022 at age 92 surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of West Chester, PA. 

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years Elizabeth “Betty”, his parents Paul and Miriam and his brothers, Paul, Robert, Eugene and Richard. He was a source of inspiration and encouragement to his five children, 16 grandchildren John Jr., his wife Patricia, their children Jack, Annie, Eric, Matthew, and Emily; Christine Wicklein, her husband Robert, their children Haley, Blaine, Max, and Hans; Carol Ann Flannery, her husband Kevin, their children  Brooke, and Kevin Patrick;  Daniel, his wife Christy, their children Steven, and Devan; Megan Cosgrove Zug, her fiancé Andrew Fritz, and her children Olivia, Joy, Timothy and Andrea Zug.  He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and his siblings William and Alice Ann. 

Jack and Betty were truly blessed with family, friendship, and faith. They traveled extensively and cherished their family time in OCNJ and enjoyed many wonderful rounds of golf together. He was an avid golfer at Penn Oaks CC and West Chester G&CC fortunate to achieve 3 holes in one, power walker and enjoyed biking on the boardwalk. Jack had a quick wit and relished in sharing a good laugh with family and friends. He was a patriot, Philadelphia sports and Mummers fanatic, served on golf committees, and was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus.

Jack always respected his family’s choices and delighted in their accomplishments. All are grateful for the time he spent with them and the values of hospitality, gratitude, humor, faith, humility, zest for life, fortitude, and commitment to family that he exemplified.

He graduated from Saint Agnes High School in 1947, Goldey-Beacom College, attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business for continuing education and earned his real estate license later in life. He served in the U.S. Army 1947-1949. Professionally, he was an accomplished career controller for Chevrolet.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday July 1, 2022 from 9:30-10:45 am at the Saint Agnes Catholic Church 233 W. Gay Street, West Chester, followed by his funeral Mass at 11am. Interment will be at the Saint Agnes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Saint Agnes School 211 W. Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. West Chester PA 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com

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July 1, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Agnes Church
233 W. Gay St.
West Chester, PA 19380

Funeral Mass
July 1, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Agnes Church
233 W. Gay St.
West Chester, PA 19380

Interment will be in

St. Agnes Cemetery, West Chester, PA


St. Agnes School
211 W Gay St., West Chester PA 19380

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