Semper Fi!

John Cosgrove, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 2, 2022. He was born on January 29, 1941, to Michael Joseph Cosgrove and Alice Pulsipher in Brigham City, Utah.

John proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, receiving two purple heart medals. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the Marine Corps after 22 years of dedicated service.

In his first marriage they had three children and later divorced. He then married his sweetheart Kim D. Hurley in Wells, Nevada. They were married for 32 wonderful years.

John loved to work, following his retirement he went to work as a Mail Carrier at the Brigham City Post Office, once he retired from this job, John then went to work at Autoliv and retired from here as we well. John also owned and operated the Taho Lounge.

He loved his country and could often be seen sporting his Vietnam hat, as if he wasn’t busy enough, John volunteered with the local VFW and performed many Military Honors for funerals and community events. He enjoyed working with his high school buddy, Norm Nelson, and many other amazing veterans from Box Elder County.

John loved to cut wood, his Coors Light, and his nonfiltered Camels.

The family would like to acknowledge his best friend Bert Olsen for all of his years of friendship with our dad. The family would also like to thank Jody Jones with Aegis Hospice for all her loving care.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Kim; his children from his first marriage: Tracy Seidenfeld and Matthew Cosgrove; his and Kim’s children: Tammy Garcia, Jessica (Guy) Banda, Cory (Hayle) Hurley and Brandon (Darren) Garcia; also survived by his brothers: Mike (Ruth) Cosgrove and Joe (Gail) Cosgrove; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Michael and Alice, daughter Elizabeth Gauthier, his brothers Darrell Cosgrove and Jim Cosgrove, and sister Alice Cosgrove.

The family would like to celebrate with one last OORAH with a Memorial service at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 912 North Main Street, Brigham City, Utah, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. where he will have military honors from the VFW Post 1695.

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