Joseph Gregg Kowalski

Born: Tue., Nov. 28, 1961
Died: Sat., Apr. 5, 2014


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 08, 2014
Location: Adams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Tue., Apr. 08, 2014
Location: Adams Funeral Home Chapel Taylorsville

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Mr. Joseph Gregg Kowalski, 52, of Millersville Road, Taylorsville, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer for the past four years.
          He was born Nov. 28, 1961 in Milwaukee, WI, a son of the late John P. Kowalski and Virginia Chmielewski Kowalski.
          For more than 30 years he worked as a General Motors automotive technician and last worked with Empire Chevrolet in North Wilkesboro. In addition to his profession Mr. Kowalski had a variety of interests. He collected and rebuilt lawnmowers and also collected model trains and slot cars and enjoyed racing go-karts. Additionally, he collected and played guitars and he loved NASCAR racing. He was of the Roman Catholic faith.    
          In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Kowalski.
          Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife, Georgia “Candy” Kowalski of the home; a daughter, Jennifer Rudolph of Taylorsville; a son, Darren Kowalski (Aprilann) of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Hollie Spencer, Vivian-Lee Kowalski and Gavin Kowalski; sister, Ann Kowalski (Bill Beasley) of Greendale, WI.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Andrew Miller will officiate.
          The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.
          Memorial gifts may be given to a charity of choice.
          Condolences may be e-mailed to
          Adams Funeral Home and cremation service is serving the Kowalski Family.

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Dan Domrois
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family listed in the obituary, and with Ann Marie Kowalski, Joe's sister, who also cherishes Joe's memory.

Patty Zais
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Phil & I are so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a wonderful friend and we will miss him very much. Our deepest sympathy to his family. He had so many wonderful stories he share with us and the love for his family shined in his eyes when he spoke of you.
Take time to heal from your loss and remember the happy memories you shared.
Joe is at peace.
All our love,
Phil Prochaska & Patty Zais

Ann Marie "Biscuit" Kowalski and William L. "Einstein" Beasley
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
To Our Dear Taylorsville Family

Bill and myself wish to extend our sincere thoughts of sympathy and hope for the future.

As you know Joseph Greggory Kowalski was my little brother, my best and dearest friend, my closest confidant and my partner in grime and crime.. For 52 years Joe's loyalty and friendship was unwavering.

I found a little Poem that exemplifies Joeski's Perspective on Life.

“Cancer is so limited... It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot eat away peace. It cannot destroy confidence. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot shut out memories. It cannot quench the spirit. It cannot silence courage. It cannot reduce eternal life.”

Courage and Inspiration To The Very End

"Hugs" from your two favorite Cheeseheads.
"Biscuit" and "Einstein"

   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
I just want to say that i am so sorry for your loss, Joe was a good man. I worked with him at the chevy dealer in wilkesboro from 2000-2004. i all ways thought a lot of him, and learned a lot from him, if you all need anything let me know, i work for the chevy dealer in boone nc you can contact or leave a message for me there.

Joe & Jill Woodie
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.

littleconnie crawford/walmart
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
so sorry for your loss. he was my friend at walmart . he always had a smile on his face. he ask me to pray for him when he found out about his cancer. i did pray for him and now he is with our heavenly father and one day soon we will see him again. i will be praying for all of you and MAY GOD BLESS

David and Paula Daniels
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
We are very sorry to hear of Joe's death. We were neighbors for many years when the kids were small, and we have many memories of those days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tammy Rosenow
   Posted Thu May 29, 2014
Just learned of Joe's passing. Gregg and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies. We wish your family peace and pray for you all. Thinking maybe Joe and Tom and racing trains and stock cars together.
Tammy Fetting (Kowalski) Rosenow

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