Mitchell Kowalski (1937 - 2014)

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NORTHAMPTON - Mitchell E. "Mitch" Kowalski, 76 of Clement Street, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 23014, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Northampton, Dec. 23, 1937, he was the son of the late Mitchell and Stella (Korona) Kowalski and Step-Son of Eleanor (Zehelski) Kowalski. Mitch graduated from Smith Vocational High School in 1955.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the 11th Airborne Unit in Germany. Mitch worked for T.J. McCarthy Electrical Contractor for ten years before becoming the owner of Mitch Kowalski Electrical of Northampton. He worked for the former Kollmorgen Corp and then at Cooley Dickinson Hospital where he retired in 2002. He continued to work part-time at the University of Massachusetts until his illness. Mitch was an avid fisherman and enjoyed bowling with the Senior League at Canal Lanes. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He was a member of the Northampton St. Patrick's Association where he was named the first recipient of the James Brennan Award. He was a former member of the Northampton Lions Club and Dollars for Scholars.
Mitch leaves his wife of 54 years, Katherine "Kay" (Foley) Kowalski; his three daughters and their husbands, Lisa Rhoades (John) of Florence, Michele Blajda (Lenny) of Sunderland and Susan Falcetti (Tim) of Southampton; five brothers Henry, Karl, Dennis and Paul Kowalski, James Zehelski and one sister Debra Chereski; 6 grandchildren Lindsay, Nick and Kaleigh Rhoades; Jillian Blajda, Sam and Sarah Falcetti; one great-grandson Connor Rhoades.
Calling hours at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton will be Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning from the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton at 9 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made in Mitch's memory to Northampton Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 60382, Florence, MA 01062 or Massachusetts General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, c/o The Development Office, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, P.O. Box 329, Northampton, MA 01061-0329.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 17, 2014
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