Edmund J. Kowalski


First Posted: 1/13/2013

Edmund J. Kowalski, also known as Red, 93, of Exeter, died Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, at the Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, following an illness.

Edmund was born in Philadelphia, on Sept. 28, 1919, to the late Stanley and Mary Marcinowski Kowalski.

Edmund’s family moved to the Plains Township area, where he was educated in township schools. In the year 1939, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. During World War II he served his country in the South Pacific receiving numerous medals. Following the war, Edmund found employment with the Grocek Construction Co., Plains Twp., where he worked as a carpenter.

During this time he met his loving wife, Rose Marchlinski. Together they have celebrated 67 years of marriage. Edmund was a member of the Good Shepherd Polish National Church, Plymouth; Teamsters Local 401 and the Joseph E. Conlon Post 558 American Legion, Plains Township.

Edmund’s hobbies were carpentry, fishing, the lottery, especially scratch-off tickets, and was an avid fan of the Phillies baseball team.

Edmund was preceded in death by brothers Chester, Richard, Stanley, and sisters Celia, Stefanie and Stella.

Surviving are his son, Edmund, and his wife, Toni, Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Carol Gerzarowski and husband Tom, Tunkhannock; Catherine Mizzer and husband Mark, West Wyoming; Elizabeth Serbin and husband Tom, Dallas; Patricia Barna and husband Bernie, Fredon, N.J.; sister Regina Smoot and brother Clement Kowalski; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Township.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.

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