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April 23, 2013

Joseph R. Kost

The Daily Star

---- — Joseph R. Kost

TREADWELL — Joseph R. Kost, 71, of Treadwell, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on July 18, 1941, in Bay Shore, the son of Joseph C. and Emma (Tanner) Kost.

He married Joyce Petry on Sept. 18, 1965.

Joe served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1962 to 1969.

He retired as a design engineer for Norden Systems in Melville.

Joe moved here in 1995 from Lindenhurst. He was a member of the Treadwell United Methodist Church and while living in Lindenhurst, he was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was a former member of the Lindenhurst and North Lindenhurst Fire Department, where he served as a lieutenant,

After moving to Treadwell, he joined its fire department and served as captain of the fire police. Up until 2007, he and his wife owned and operated Matthew’s Pond Bed and Breakfast in Treadwell.

Joe will always be remembered as a generous and hospitable person and was always inviting friends to his home. He will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Kost of Treadwell; children, Kurt (Dianna) Kost of Lindenhurst and Jennifer Puma and her fiancé, Edgar Villasante of East Setauket; five grandchildren, Kristina, Sabrina, Manny and Michael Kost and Matthew Rucker; a brother, Thomas Kost of Bohemia; and several nieces; nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, 425 Main St., Franklin, with the Rev. Lyle Linder officiating. Burial will be in the Croton Union Cemetery, Treadwell.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, when the family will be in attendance.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.