Ronald Chester Kowalski
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at New Hope Valley Assisted Living. Age 91 years. The son of the late John and Victoria (Novak) Kowalski, Ron was born on March 29, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. Ron married Romaine I. Balhoff on January 13, 1951. She survives him. He was employed for AT&T Telephone Company for 37 years retiring in 1984. Ron was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the ushers club, Knights of Columbus Council #4232, Polish Falcons Nest #124, Bell Telephone Pioneers. Ron liked to play baseball for Draper Automotive, and was a past president of City Baseball Federation. He also enjoyed gardening, watching sports especially the Detroit Tigers.
Surviving are his wife, Romaine Kowalski; two sons, Michael (Jennie) Kowalski, Saginaw; Paul James (Brooke) Kowalski, Saginaw; five grandchildren, Gina Kowalski, Michael Kowalski II, Ronald (Jeanine) Kowalski, John (Kristi) Kowalski, Matthew (Jenni) Kowalski; 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary, Joshua, Nathan, Vincent, Andrew, Dylan, Jack, Bradley, Gibson and Elyse; many nieces, nephews and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Brefka, Lucille Raft, Lorraine Biskup, Rita Howley, Gerald Kowalski and Romaine Ankoviak.
Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1525 S. Washington Ave. Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak and Deacon Roger Pasionek will officiate. Honoring Mr. Kowalski’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Family Catholic Church or Motts Children’s Hospital.