Robert J Kowalski

December 2nd, 1943 to August 12th, 2016

Robert Joseph Kowalski, 72, of St. Clair Township and formerly of Rochester Hills, died Friday, August 12, 2016.

He was born December 2, 1943 in Hamtramck to the late Bruno and Theresa Kowalski. He married Karin Stanton on May 10, 1979 in Clearwater Beach, Michigan.

Mr. Kowalski served in the U.S. Army. He was employed with Michigan Bell Telephone Co. as a technician for 30 years. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and University of Michigan football. He was a current member of the American Legion Charles J. Fulton Post #382 and former member of the American Legion Stanley J. Fons Post 374.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Karin; son, Ryan (Larissa) Kowalski; daughter, Kerri Kowalski (Ron Grogan); grandsons, Logan and Liam Kowalski; brother, Leonard (Judy) Kowalski; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Kowalski.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Monday in Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Marysville Funeral Home. Deacon Dennis Crimmins will officiate. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Army.

Pallbearers will be Ryan and Logan Kowalski, Ron Grogan and Matt Puent.

Memorials may be made to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Team.

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