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Michael Joseph Kurowski

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Michael Joseph Kurowski, age 88, of Plymouth Meeting, passed away on October 19, 2013. Born in Philadelphia on August 25, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (nee Pniak) Kurowski. Michael was a veteran and served in the Merchant Marines after WWII. He attended Penn State University where he was the captain of the gym team as well as the Nittany Lion mascot. Michael then attended Drexel University where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1953. He moved to Norristown after attaining a job with Quaker Chemical Corporation and worked there for 35 years as Plant Manager. He was instrumental in the development and design of Quaker plants in Amsterdam, Mexico, and Detroit. Michael was a life-long member of Holy Saviour Catholic Church where his children all attended school. He coached grade-school kids in football and basketball. In summers, Michael was a competitive diver at General Washington Country Club. He was also an avid golfer with Plymouth Country Club, and after losing his vision, he continued his love of golf with the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association. He was an amazing father and introduced his children to all of his interests, especially movies, musical theatre, and sports. He enjoyed playing classical guitar and being an amateur actor. Survived by his loving wife Wanda (nee Ponczka) Kurowski; children Rich, Robert, his wife Nancy, Ron, Michelle Gregory, Susan Kurowski; grandchildren Laura, Elizabeth, and Emma Gregory, and Alex, Sean Horgan, Lynn, Amy, Megan, and Sarah Kurowski; 19 great grandchildren; his favorite brother Stanley (he always said that Mom liked Stanley best) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughters-in-law Lyndall Kurowski (Rich) and Sachi Kurowski (Ron), son-in-law Howard Gregory (Michelle), and great grandson Howard Joseph Gregory, III. Relatives and friends are invited to Michael's Life Celebration Friday October 25, 2013, from 9-9:50AM with his memorial mass at 10AM at Holy Saviour Church, 407 East Main St., Norristown, PA 19401. Inurnment Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown. To share your fondest memory of Michael Joseph Kurowski please visit www.lifecelebration.com 1-800-GIVNISH

Published in The Times Herald on Oct. 22, 2013
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