Claude Anthony Sowada, 92
Virginia Beach VA, formerly of Kensington MD
May 26, 1920 - February 18, 2013
Claude Anthony Sowada peacefully went to his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 18, 2013. Claude was born in Brockway, MN on May 26, 1920 to the late Michael and Anna Sowada. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Dorothy Helen Sowada. They were long time residents of Kensington, MD, before relocating to Virginia Beach in July 2007. He was a 30 year Navy veteran and a Pearl Harbor survivor on the USS MARYLAND (BB-46).
He is survived by his daughter Diane M. Spontak and husband Douglas and grandchildren Brandon, Dana and Kristin Spontak of Chesapeake, VA; sons Michael of Chesapeake, VA, and Lawrence and wife Sharon and grandson Joseph Sowada of Ellicott City, MD; brother Wilfred Sowada and wife Irene; sister Joann Illies, all of St. Cloud, MN; num- erous nephews and nieces.
The Mass of the Resur- rection was celebrated by Father Cristiano Brito, OSB at St. Gregory the Great on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The funeral with military honors will be scheduled at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
. Online condolences may be sent to the family on his memorial page at www.altmeyer.com