Obituary of Walter R. Kowalski
Webster: Tuesday, January 10, 2023, age 78. He leaves his children, Lisa Kowalski, Katrina (Paul) Miller, Matthew (Laura), John and Mark (Sarah) Kowalski; grandchildren, Christopher Kowalski, Luke and Alaina Miller, Joshua and Abigail Kowalski, Alexa Kowalski, Brenna and Ryan Kowalski; siblings, Donald (Judy) Kowalski, Marlene Ouderkirk and Annette (Randy) Drake; nieces and nephews.
Walter was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who loved the Lord as a devout Catholic. He was born to Walter and Anna Kowalski and raised in Syracuse, N.Y., where he graduated from Onondaga Central High School. While in high school, Walter played football, basketball, and ran track. After graduating from college at SUNY Morrisville, Walter was employed in the food industry with Curtice-Burns, later known as Birds Eye Foods, Inc., up until when he decided to switch professions to Plumbing/HVAC. For many years, Walter owned and operated his own business, Kowalski Plumbing & Heating. For 57 years, he resided in Webster, N.Y. where Walter was a Trustee on the Webster Village Board and a volunteer firefighter with the Webster and Union Hill Fire Departments. Walter attended Holy Trinity Church in Webster for many years and was a member of Knights of Columbus Trinity Council No. 4618 of Webster, NY, where he served on the Board of Directors for the Columbus Center. Walter was a dedicated Syracuse University sports fan. You could always find Walter in a SU shirt either watching a game on tv in his favorite chair with his little dogs by his side or as a season ticket holder at the Dome. Walter had Parkinson's for 6 years and the family appreciates all the help, support and love from Wellness 360 Physical Therapy in Webster. In lieu of flowers, please send donations and make checks payable to Wellness 360 Physical Therapy and Massage Pllc, 191 W. Main St., Webster, NY 14580.
Friends may call 4-7 PM Friday, January 13 at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM Saturday, January 14 at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Road, Webster.
The Willard H. Scott Funeral Home has been honored to serve the Webster community and the surrounding area for over 60 years. We remain dedicated to those we serve, providing compassion and guidance during one of life’s most difficult times.
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