Born in Sarisske-Dravce, Slovakia on November 7, 1893 he was the son of Andrew Kozar and Catherine Ilyascik. At the age of 12 he arrived with his father in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At first he worked for a short time at Byer’s Tube Mill on Southside Pittsburgh then as a porter at the front door of St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, Pittsburgh. On October 8, 1906 he was admitted to the Passionist Preparatory Seminary then at St. Mary’s Dunkirk, New York. On January 25, 1910 he was professed a Passionist at Pittsburgh. Like all Passionists his preparation for priesthood followed the Passionist rotation method of education. He studied at St. Ann’s, Scranton, Pennsylvania; St. Gabriel’s Monastery, Brighton, Massachusetts and St. Michael’s Monastery, West Hoboken. He was ordained on May 16, 1918. He died on September 27, 1972 after many years as a preacher of parish missions and retreats.
November 7, 1893
January 25, 1910
May 16, 1910
September 27, 1972
Eugene of the Sorrowful Virgin Kozar