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 www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and cremation service is serving the Kowalski Family.