James Kosa of 412 Franklin Road a member of the board of directors of the Magyar Savings and Loan Association and former president of the association, died this morning at the Middlesex Rehabilitation Hospital.
Mr. Kosa was the founder of the Kosa Travel Agency, New Brunswick, and operated it for 40 years before turning it over to his son.
Active in the Democratic or-ganization for many years, he had been a leader in church, political and civic programs in the Hungarian community in New Brunswick since coming to New Brunswick in 1912. He and his wife, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September, 1963, were married here Sept. 21, 1913.
Mr. Kosa was born Feb. 22, 1895 in Olcsva, Hungary, son of the late Adam and Mary Kosa. Prior to moving to this township several years ago, he and his wife lived for many years at 3 High St., New Brunswick.
In 1960, Mr. Kosa was named president of the Middlesex County Savings and Loan League.
Through the years, Mr. Kosa was responsible for bringing over 8,000 immigrants into this country and had served as naturalization witness for over 1,000.
The Gowen Funeral Home, 233 Somerset St., New Brunswick, will announce funeral arrangements.