Koshy Thomas

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Koshy Thomas (Kunjumon) was born in Punnakad, India on October

31, 1945, to the late Thomas Koshy and Annamma Thomas. He lost

his father at the young age of 8. Kunjumon completed high school in

Kerala and moved to Bombay where he began working in the naval

dockyard. In Bombay, he formed friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Kunjumon married Mariamma Mathew on April 26, 1973. They

immigrated to New York in the spring of 1974. Kunjumon worked as

a taxi cab driver and continued as a limousine driver in New York

City for the rest of his career. He taught his children and many others

how to drive and navigate the streets of NYC.

Kunjumon was a member of Epiphany Mar Thoma Church and

faithfully served in various roles during his life at the church. He was

supportive of the younger generation and encouraged many of the

youth. He was disciplined in participating in weekly worship. He

instilled in his family the value of observing Sunday as a day to

worship and rest.

Kunjumon made an impression on everyone he met with his happy

and boisterous personality. He worked hard to provide for the needs

of his family. Kunjumon was a faithful and loyal friend. He fearlessly

trusted the Lord to provide for his every need. Kunjumon loved to

help others, always going the extra mile. He gave generously to those

in need. He enjoyed making people laugh and also engaged in lively

conversations. He loved traveling, taking road trips, enjoying tasty

cups of chaiya (tea)/coffee and reading the newspaper.

Kunjumon is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 46 years,

Mariamma, his son and daughter-in-law, Tobby & Lena, daughter and

son-in-law, Teena & Jerry and he found joy in being surrounded by

and spoiling his six grandchildren: Aiden Koshy (10), Hannah Koshy

(6), Jeremiah John (5), Elias John (3), Andrew Koshy (2) and Sela

John (1). He also leaves behind his younger brother, Thomas

Abraham (Joy) and family.

Kunjamon will truly be missed and his shoes can never be filled in

our lives. Although he grew up fatherless, he was an amazing father

and grandfather. The family prays that the memory of his love, warm

smile and loving character continue to serve as salt and light in the

world through the lives of those he touched.