Leon Michalowski, Sr., 85, of Reading, passed away June 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm in Reading Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Florence M. (Kosnik) Michalowski to whom he married on April 15, 1950 and celebrated their 63 years of marriage. Born in Reading he was the son of the late Adam and Bertha (Kovalewski) Michalowski. He was a devote Catholic and member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He enjoyed traveling, especially taking cruises with family and friends. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict
and was employed by Cambridge Lee(formerly Reading Tube) as a crane operator for 42 years and was employed on a part time basis by Calico Corners in the maintenance department for 20 years. Mr. Michalowski was a loving father to Barbara A. Stehman wife of Ricky d. Stehman of Leesport, Stephan L. Michalowski husband of Deborah Michalowski of Douglassville, Leon Michalowski, Jr. husband of Cindy L. Michalowski of Sinking Spring and Gary Michalowski husband of Lisa Michalowski of Temple. He was a loving Pop Pop to Jessica L. McAllister wife of Mark McAllister, Daniel A. Hetrich, Toby C. Michalowski, Amber L. Michalowski, and Samantha E. Scholar. He is also survived by his sister Helen Nowartarski widow of John Nowartarski of Cumru Township. Mr. Michalowski was preceded in death by his siblings Adam, John, James, Victor, Edward, Frank, Raymond and Mary.
Contributions may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church Memorial Fund at the above address or the
498 Bellevue Ave. Reading, PA 19605 in memory of Mr. Leon Michalowski, Sr.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, June 21, 2013 from 9-10:15 am.
Funeral procession will depart Bean Funeral Home, 129 East Lancaster Ave. Shillington, Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:15 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church 501 Summit Ave., Reading, PA 19611 at 11:00 am. Rev. Richard H. Clement celebrant.
Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.