January 01, 1970
Patricia Kowalok’s life touched many people. From those at St. Sebastian’s choir, to staff and customers at Lane Bryant, from kitchen staff and children at St. Sebastian school where she served lunch and her once a month breakfast group. She always had a smile and took time to talk with and appreciate everyone she met.
Pat loved to sing in the choir at St. Sebastian’s Church where she and her late husband Walt were members for many, many years. She sang in the funeral choir, and cantered as well. She sang whenever she could and many will remember her lovely soprano voice.
She would knit and crochet amazing afghans. Each family member has at least two as do many friends of the family. When her hands weren’t busy crocheting, she loved her orchids. She swore that talking to them helped them to grow!
Feeding the family was quite a feat. Dad would bring home bushels of tomatoes, grapes, and the kids would pick blackberries on the hills behind the house. Mom would go into action canning. The heat, and steam would waft up from the cellar. The smell of canned grape juice was heavenly.
Her best time was time spent with family. She loved having the family together for family dinners and holidays. She was always ecstatic when a family member came home for a visit.
Both Walter and Pat believed in education. Pat graduated from Carlow College and worked as a lab technician. Pat and Walt instilled the value of education and helped all of their children through college. Now grown, all have advanced degrees.
While she is now united with her husband, Walter S. Kowalok, and her daughter, Kathy Kowalok, she leaves behind, four children—Patricia A. Kowalok, Walter D. Kowalok, Judy Ayala and her husband Manuel Ayala, and Michael Kowalok. She leaves also three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She will be thought of often by family and friends who are better off because of her kindness and smile.
Friends received Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church,Thursday, 10:00a.m.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary