Robert C. (RC) Cozine passed away unexpectedly at Providence Hospital in Everett on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at the age of 72.
RC was born on July 11, 1946 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Max Cozine and Ailene (Sandy) Cozine. He was raised in a Navy family and moved to many places around the United States as a child. He is survived by his three siblings Michael Cozine, Patricia Cozine-Cole and Alan Cozine. In 1961 the Cozine family built their home on Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor where they all attended Oak Harbor schools. RC graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1964.
RC served in the Navy as a Seabee from 1966-1969. He was in Vietnam and sustained some injuries during his tour. He received several medals during his military duty: the National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal, Vietnam Campaign medal and Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.
He was married to Jeanette (Jan) Arthur on April 11, 1967 and over the next five years had two daughters, Laura and Rebecca. After the Navy, RC was an interstate truck driver for six years until he established RJ Lad Construction Company in 1977 based in Oak Harbor. RC and his family lived on a farm in Coupeville with cows, horses, chickens and other cherished barnyard animals. RC returned to truck driving in 1986 until he was injured on the job in 1996.
RC is survived by his two beloved daughters and their families, Laura (Donald) Lynch and Rebecca Thompson; grandchildren, Britney (Peter) Camerzell and Hope Thompson and; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Harley Camerzell.
RC loved fishing, bowling, reading, watching sports (devoted Mariners and Seahawks fan) and movies, trucking and spending time with his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. RC was generous with his charities.