Cosmo Palermo, 86, died Thursday (February 15, 2018) at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with burial in Newark Cemetery.
He was born on March 24, 1931 in Newark, the son of the late Anthony and Marion Tavano Palermo. Cozzie was a 1949 graduate of Newark High School and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a life long member of St. Michael Church. For many years. Cosmo designed kitchens and baths at his business Lake Country Kitchens and Baths in Newark.
Cozzie is survived by four sons Chris (Jan) Taft of Vestal, N.Y., Shaun (Wendy) Taft of Knoxville, Tenn., Michael (Christine Moffat) Palermo of Bedford, N.Y., and Andrew Palermo of Irving, Calif.; brother, Paul Palermo; sister, Rose Marie (Gary) Lalonde; sister-in-law, Eleanor Palermo; and his ex-wife and good friend Phyllis.
He was predeceased by his siblings Josephine Craver, Catherine, Anthony, Rocco, Frank and John Palermo.