6/8/12 — Richard Stephen Koslick

Richard  Stephen Koslick, age 65 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on June 3, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester.

He was a retired Packaging Equipment Manager, school teacher for ten years and a professional baseball player for the New York Yankees. He was also a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Murfreesboro, TN; member of the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge; member of the Scottish Rite; and a member of the Eastern Star #349. Mr. Koslick enjoyed soap making, banjo playing, song writing, motorcycle riding and traveling.

He was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania to his parents, the late Stephen Michael Koslick and Victoria Rabadda Koslick.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Faye Gray Koslick of Hillsboro, TN; daughters, Leah Perhac and her husband Chris of Murfreesboro, TN   and  Amy  Coble of Mt. Pleasant, TN; two sisters, Joanne Nesbitt of Melbourn, FL  and  Elaine Sondrey and her husband George of Avon Lake Park, FL; four grandchildren, Drew Perhac and Ashley Perhac both of Murfreesboro, TN  and Saige Coble and Ashleia Coble both of Mt. Pleasant, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.

The Funeral Mass will be conducted on Friday morning, June 8, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church  located at 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd., in Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Burial will follow at the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church or the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.

Central Funeral Home in  charge of the arrangements.