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Donald P. Kowalski

Born: Thu., Apr. 21, 1938
Died: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Location: St. Patrick's Church-Taberg

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      Donald P. Kowalski, 81, of Camden, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Presbyterian Home for CNY where he had been a resident since May 2019. He was born on April 21, 1938 in Rome, NY a son of Stephen & Mary Schram Kowalski. Donald graduated from Camden High School Class of 1956 and proudly served with the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He worked as a logger, milkman and as a foreman at Omega Wire Company. Donald enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing and was a member of the Arthur S. Moran American Legion Post #66.

      Donald is survived by his children, Elizabeth Kowalski, Michael & Sallie Kowalski, Daniel & Lori Kowalski and their mother, Elvera Marsh, Laurie Kowalski & Rick Pierce and Catherine Kowalski & Thomas Condon, two step-children, Dick & Sherry McNamara and Tim & Anne McNamara, two brothers Thomas & Charlotte Kowalski and Frank & Coleen Kowalski, nine grandchildren, Gregory, Evan, Corey, Amanda, Ryan, Chase, Cassandra, Joseph and Anna, five great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Joshua, Jayden, Lilah, Landon and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Donald was predeceased by two wives, Monica Mitchell Kowalski and Brenda Deeley Kowalski, one sister, Agnes & Donald Meyers and one brother, Edward & Margaret Kowalski.

      The family wishes to express its gratitude and a special thank you to Ida and Mark at the Camden Apartments and the staff of the Presbyterian Home for CNY for their care, compassion, assistance and friendship to Donald.

      There will be no public calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 from St. Patrick’s Church, 9168 Main St., Taberg, NY under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Home for CNY, 4290 Middle Settlement Rd., P.O. Box 1144, New Hartford, NY 13413 or the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

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Pam Henderson Costantine
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Dan and family,
So very sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. I know he was loved and will be missed. He was always very kind to me. Please know that I am thinking of you.

Cindy Grider
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Laurie and Cathy,
My deepest sympathy to you and your dear ones as you remember your father. He was a kind and gentle man who always had a twinkle in his eye. I have very fond childhood memories of him and hold him dear in my heart. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.
With love,

Ronald J Deeley
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Donald P. Kowalski
April 21,1938 - November 11, 2019

I want to express my condolences to the entire family of Donald P. Kowalski.

I have know of Don for at least 50 plus years, I didn’t know him well, I got to know him when he had his milk route picking up milk from farmers. I remember he picked up milk from my Grandfather Leon Prusinowski’s farm, run by his two sons Uncle John and Junior (Uncle Leon). They thought the world of Don and he thought the world of them. Years after, they were out of farming, when ever they would meet, they always where very cordial to one another with a big happy smile on everyone’s face.

That’s what impressed me about Don, I never heard him say a bad or negative thing about anyone. When I would visit with him, he would show me his latest picture of fish or game that he had hunted, the excitement and enthusiasm he had for being a true sportsman of the outdoors.

What even impressed me more, was his love for his children, he would show me the latest pictures of his children and a story behind each one. Don always talked in the most positive way about his family. Don had an excellent work ethic and cared deeply about who he worked for and the people he worked with.

The important impression that he made, without saying, he just did, the right thing for my sister, his wife Brenda. He was always helpful, caring and loving of her. I miss them both.

As Promised by Jesus Christ, Don will enter Heaven and have Eternal Life, “this is not the end, it’s just a change”. There will be no more pain or suffering, he will be reunited by all that have gone before him. Many blessings,

Ronald J. Deeley, 23862 NYS Route 126, Watertown, NY 13601
deeleyronald@msn.com 315-245-2271

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