Dennis M. Kowal

March 23, 1949 ~ August 9, 2013 (age 64)


Dennis M. Kowal, 64, of New Kensington, passed away at 6:35 a.m., Friday, August 9th, with his wife by his side, at Highlands Genesis Eldercare in Brackenridge. Dennis was born in Arnold, on March 23, 1949, the son of Wanda ( Kaczkowski ) Kowal, of Arnold, and the late Michael Nestor Kowal. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked as a corrections officer at the Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh for over 20 years, and at SCI Greensburg Prison for 6 years. Dennis loved his dogs, and enjoyed gardening and fish aquariums.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sandra (Stroup) Kowal, 3 stepchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, and his sister Patricia Kowal, of Arnold.

At Mr. Kowal's request, there will be no public visitation A memorial service will be held on Thursday August 15th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home, Inc. 524 High St. Freeport. with the Rev. Joshua Strunk of Community Church of Pine Run, Apollo officiating. Burial will be held in McVille Union Cemetery, South Buffalo Twp., Freeport, PA.

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