Passed away at his home on September 15, 2016, in Reading, PA. He was born April 8, 1953, to Joseph and Marie Patricia (McCann) Kowalski in Woodbury, NJ. On May 23, 1986, he married Russella Christy in Deptford, NJ. Eric loved the land and living in the country, growing vegetables in his garden, raising chickens, hunting, fishing and playing guitar and harmonica. Eric especially enjoyed telling many hilarious stories of his life experiences.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 30 years, Russella; his beloved son, Eric J. Kowalski, Jr. of Reading; his 2 cherished daughters, Christy Kowalski of Reading, and Holly Kowalski of Ephrata; 3 dear sisters, Jane Dooling (Michael) of Audubon, NJ, Betsy Logan (John) of Leonardo, NJ and Joann Leeds (Bill) of Gloucester City, NJ; a beloved brother, John Kowalski, Sr. (Lynn) of Sewell, NJ; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and father-in-law John S. Christy, Sr.
A memorial to celebrate Eric’s life will be arranged at a future date. Private burial and funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Condolences and Memories may be mailed or delivered to the McCann-Healey Funeral Home at the address below or shared online www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Eric Joseph Kowalski, Sr.
Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through:
McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City.