GARFIELD, N.J. -- Theresa M. Proctor-Koziel, of Garfield, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18. She was 68.
After she graduated high school, she attended the Berkeley Business College. She worked for Maislin Trucking USA and Canada as a Customs Inspector for 15 years. She became an Avon representative and has been in their employ for 32 years. She has been a top seller as a representative and won numerous awards for her salesmanship abilities. She was also creative in making chocolate favors and a variety of decorative favors for all kinds of celebrations such as birthdays, bridal showers, and weddings. She had a dream of opening her own little store, which she wanted to call "Apple Aunties." She was crazy about anything apple and the color red. She loved Christmas and enjoyed decorating her tree in the Victorian style. She was a good cook and it gave her great pleasure to make the traditional Polish dishes at Easter for her family.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Koziel; siblings, Louis W. Walden, and his wife Patricia, and Carolyn Swartz, and her partner Theo.
She was predeceased by her parents, Louis Peter and Stella Walerko.