Patricia Kowalski, 61, of Denver, NC formerly of Tunkhannock, PA died peacefully at home June 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Puerto Rico on January 17, 1956, daughter of Phyllis Fassett Antosh and the late John Paul Antosh, she was graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School, where she excelled, and loved participating in the drama club. Following graduation she attended Clarion University and the Pennsylvania State University. She relocated to Philadelphia, working as a customer service representative in the banking system before moving with her son to White Lake, MI. While a fabulous “hockey-Mom”, she obtained her degree in technical writing from Oakland University and was employed by Fanuc Robotics, Rochester Hills, MI. Pat very much enjoyed the creation of technical manuals for a variety of customized robots, and assisting small businesses to large in the use of the new products. While at Fanuc she met her husband and best friend, Gary; they were currently living in Denver, NC where they were avid tennis players, golfers, and boaters. Pat and Gary both loved gardening, creating a peaceful oasis of beautiful plants, trees and flowers overlooking their corner of Lake Norman.
Pat was a vivacious, charming, mischievous, loving person who will be missed by all. She is survived by her wonderful husband of 21 years, Gary Kowalski; son, Robert Hagemann and wife, Elizabeth, cherished granddaughter, Evalyn, San Francisco, CA; step-daughter Kelli Kowalski Ioan and husband, Chris, Chapel Hill, NC; step-son Corey Kowalski, Grand Rapids, MI.
Also surviving are her mother, Phyllis Fassett Antosh, Tunkhannock; sister, Catherine Wendolowski, and husband, Paul, Clarks Summit; brother, Steven Antosh, and wife, Karen, Mehoopany; Harry Antosh and wife, Wendy, Glendale; and Micheline MacDonald and husband, Robert, West Chester, OH. Additionally, mother-in-law, Dolores Kowalski,Windsor, CO; Barbara Siefert and husband, Ed, Greeley, CO; Jeanine Johnson and husband, Scott, Peewaukee, WI; Michael Kowalski and wife, Susan, Rochester, MI; Kenneth Kowalski, and wife, Sandy, Hoffman Estates, IL; Aunts Barbara Russo, Genevieve Nudo, and Marie Antosh of Mountain Top; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, John P. Antosh; father-in-law, Gene Kowalski; and brother, John F. Antosh.
Heartfelt thanks are to be given to long-term caregiver, Candace VanGile. Her knowledgeable, kind, and loving care are greatly appreciated by the family. The family would also like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County for their excellent care and support.
Friends may call Saturday, July 8 at 3 pm at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, 3362 North Highway 16, Denver, NC.
A celebration of life will also be held at the convenience of the family at a future date.
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