McHENRY – Gregory John Kowalski Jr., 33, of McHenry, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in McHenry.|
He was born July 9, 1980, in Chicago, to Gregory J. Sr. and Susan (Brogdon) Kowalski.
Greg was a 1998 graduate of McHenry High School, and was employed by the Chicago Tribune, based in Lake Zurich.
He enjoyed snowboarding, billiards, music and repairing his own cars. A beloved son, grandson, brother and uncle, he was very close to his family.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Gregory Sr. and Louise Kowalski of McHenry; his mother, Susan Geraldi of Morrison, Colo.; three sisters, Jennifer (Dan) Weber, Bridget Kowalski and Tracy (Ryan) Bales; a brother, Jeffrey Kowalski; two stepsisters, Christine Mace of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Amy Aponte of McHenry; a stepbrother, Bryan Young of Crystal Lake; 10 nieces and nephews, Shawn, Sarah, Austin, Nicole, Jocelyn, Dominick, Zachary, Aiden, Anna and Stella; six stepnieces and stepnephews, Eliana, Samara, Lily, Faith, Justice and Tessie; his paternal grandmother, Jean Kowalski of McHenry; and his maternal grandmother, Cynthia Brogdon of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Kowalski; and his maternal grandfather, Ralph Brogdon.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to his family would be appreciated.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for his family.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Aug. 11, 2013