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Obituary for William "Ed" Kowalski

William “Ed” Kowalski, 82, of Clearfield completed his time on Earth and returned to the Lord in heaven. He passed away at his home, in the town where he spent his entire life, Clearfield.

Ed was born on July 17, 1935. He was the son of William “Bill” and Florence (Gregor) Kowalski.

Ed was a graduate of St. Francis High School. He was a life-long member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church.

On April 23, 1960, Ed married his “one in a million,” Bernice Johnson.

Over the course of his lifetime, Ed, held many positions in the community. He attained certification as an electrician from Triangle Tech in DuBois, PA. Ed was a former employee of Harbison Walker. He worked as a plumber, electrician, and was a trained sawmill worker.

Of all the positions Ed held over his lifetime, none could compare to the care and love he provided for his family. He was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife; and sisters, Betty Jane Houser and Mary R. “Sis” Dickson.

He is survived by three daughters; Christine (Kowalski) Miller and husband Joe of Westover, Dr. Brenda (Kowalski) Elensky and husband Richard of Fresno, CA, and Victoria “Vicki” Kowalski and her fiancée Robert H. “Preach” Williams of Clearfield; four grandchildren, Stefan, Dathan, Sarah, and Rachel Elensky; and one sister, Dorothy Croft of Woodland.

Ed will always be remembered fondly by his family and friends for his quick wit, sense of humor, and ability to make people laugh.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 10 AM at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Clearfield with Msgr. Henry Krebs as celebrant.

Friends will be received at the church from 9-9:45 AM, at which point the Rosary will be recited before the start of mass.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund, 212 South Front St., Clearfield PA 16830.

The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guestbook, visit www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.
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