Louis John "Bud" Koss
Louis John “Bud” Koss, 91, of Seven Lakes, passed Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his home, with his wife and daughter by his side.
A visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Boles Funeral Home, in Seven Lakes. A service in his memory will begin at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Seven Lakes Country Club, in Seven Lakes South.
Bud attended Tri-State College and received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1941. He later served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. He married Pat in 1943.
He worked as a mechanical engineer and traveled the world building bridges and dams. He was an industry leader in hydraulic cement construction and held two patents. He collaborated on the repair of the Hoover Dam, the foundation work of the Mackinaw Bridge and Barker Dam.
He and his wife spent most of their lives in Fairview Park, Ohio, where they raised their three children. Spending the last 30 years of retirement in Seven Lakes, Bud continued his love of golf and fishing. He was a piano player, best known for the “Hokey Pokey,” and enjoyed listening to Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn and Lawrence Welk. He worked at the local hardware store and will always be remembered for making a great martini.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Patricia Kathleen Koss; two sons, Robert Louis Koss and his wife, Carolyn, of Boulder, Colo., and Terry Charles Koss and his wife, Pilar, of Vina Del Mar, Chile; his daughter, Lori Ellen Koss, of Seven Lakes; six grandchildren, Kristi Cutter, Jesse Koss, Brandon Rozell, Kelle Rozell, Colleen Koss and Alison Koss; and one great-grandchild, Miles Elliot.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.