KOWALSKI, ROBERT “BOB” Robert Lawrence Kowalski, 67, of Colchester, beloved husband of Teresa (Kobelski) Kowalski, passed away Sunday (Nov. 10, 2013) after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born December 30, 1945 in Norwich, he was a son of the late Leo Lawrence and Dorothy (Read) Kowalski. Bob was a 1963 graduate of Bacon Academy in Colchester. He had worked as a machinist at Pratt & Whitney for 36 years before his retirement. Bob loved all sports. He played on and coached many softball teams in the area and had also coached many Little League teams in Colchester. His proudest moment was when he was inducted into the Connecticut Softball Hall of Fame in 2000. In addition to his loving wife of 26 years, Terry, he is survived by two children, Jason Kowalski of Groton and Tara Kowalski of Colchester; four grandchildren, Jordan, Emily and Leo Kowalski and Jayden Danaher; two siblings and their spouses, Jeffrey and Kathy Kowalski of Baltic and Linda and James McGee of Virginia; his mother-in-law, Joan P. Kobelski of Oakdale; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Kristin Kowalski Danaher; and a grandson, Dylan Robert Kowalski. Friends may call 4 - 7 PM Wednesday (Nov. 13th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday (Nov. 14th) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Kowalski Memorial Fund, c/o The Savings Institute, 63 Norwich Avenue, Colchester 06415. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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Published in middletownpress on Nov. 12, 2013