Kenneth R. Kowalewski
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"Jake - Mr. Ski"
January 30, 1944 - August 19, 2012
Kenneth R. Kowalewski (68) passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19. At his side were his beloved wife Dolores, his children, Patricia and Richard and grandchildren Jeffrey, Chris and Juliana. He is survived by his mother Catherine, brothers Mike (Joanie), Bob (Shaunna), and Charlie (JoAnn). He is preceded in death by his father Marion and his granddaughter Candice. Ken leaves behind many family and friends. He was generous with his time and talents, sharing experiences with hundreds of students, friends and family. Lives were enriched by his faith, loyalty, integrity and example. "Mr. Ski's" 47 years in education included 25 years at Damien High School in a variety of roles and in other Catholic boys high schools from California to New York. His ability to listen to anyone who came to him for guidance will be remembered and missed by all whose lives he impacted with his presence. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Tijuana Mission Foundation, Holy Innocents Church, (13230 El Evado Road, Victoriville, CA 92392) or Damien High School Scholarship Fund, 2280 Damien Ave, La Verne, CA 91750. Rosary is Friday at 6:00 p.m., viewing at 6:30-8:30; Mass is Saturday 9:30 a.m. both at St Joseph's Church in Upland; Gravesite burial at Holy Cross, Pomona.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Aug. 23, 2012