Joseph Kowalski

Joseph P. ""The Polish Legend"" Kowalski Sr.

Tuesday, March 28th, 1933 - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Joseph P." The Polish Legend" Kowalski, Sr. of LaGrange, NY passed away at home on March 27, 2019. He was born on March 28, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of Peter & Mary Ciesula Kowalski. A graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Joe went to work at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY and retired in 1992 as an Engineer.
Joe married Louise M. Ironside Gumienny on March 28, 1992 in Rhinebeck, NY. She survives at home. He was a member of the P.A.C.C. #369, a Founding member of the Polish Golf Association (PGA), Past Commodore of the Pirate Canoe Club and was very involved with Marist College Red Fox Club. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He liked to hunt and loved golf.
Survivors include his son:Joseph P. Kowalski, Jr. of Poughkeepsie, NY and a sister: Irene Streck of Galveston, Texas. Grandchildren include: Colton, Raegan, Emily, Grace, Ella, Bailey, Jack, Zoe and Yana. There are several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son: Kevin P. Kowalski and a brother: Robert Kowalski.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2-6PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Joseph's Church, 9 Lafayette Pl., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to: Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmiller
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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  • Service

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, April 1st, 2019 10:00am
    St. Joseph's Church
    9 Lafayette Place
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  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Evergreen Avenue
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Anna May Duncan

Posted at 04:06pm
Have known Joe for many years. He was a good person and always had a smile for everyone. I am presently out of town and will not be able to attend his funeral. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Tim Kelly

Posted at 07:57am
Condolences and love from the Kelly family. Pat and Joe played golf together on the Polish Club league at College Hill for many years... They were lifelong members and brothers of the Pirate Canoe Club. He will be missed. Prayers from our family to yours.

Chris Drapala

Posted at 03:18pm
My deepest condolences to You and your Family on your loss.
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Chris Drapala

Posted at 02:59pm
My deepest condolences...Joe was a great friend and very giving individual.

God must have needed a bartender...Rest In Peace

Pete and Connie Streck

Posted at 12:51pm
Thinking and Praying for You....He was a Sweetie...

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