Joseph J Kowaleski

(Nov 26, 1939 to Sep 19, 2011)

It’s been said that every oak tree starts as a nut that decides to stand its ground. Perhaps as unmovable as the oak, for Joe it was his way or the highway. You could always be sure he would say it like it was and never wear a fake façade. He loved to hunt and fish, traveling as far as Canada for the adventure of it. But, on the other hand, he raised just about every animal possible at his home in Delran. Horses, ducks, rabbits, geese, dogs, cats and even box turtles, any creature that crossed his path found a loving home. He loved cars, and customized them as a young man. In his later years, no week was complete without him washing his cars while blasting Elvis loud enough for the neighbors to hear. But he was never without a motorcycle. For Joe, four wheels moved the body, but two wheels moved the soul. He loved his job, and spent 45 years with PSE&G. But come the weekend, he was always up for grabbing a few beers and a game of pool at the VFW, PAC or the Moose Lodge.rn As a young man, Joe met a woman named Barbara (nee Tieman) while she was working at her father’s gas station. He would eventually convince her to take a drive with him; it wasn’t long until their life together would begin. They were blessed by their children: Joanne D’Agostino (Joseph) of Riverside and Joseph Kowaleski, Sr. (Hope) of Delran, and their grandchildren: Kayla Margaret Kelly, Kaytlynn Mary D’Agostino and Joseph Raymond Kowaleski, Jr. He is also survived by his brother Leonard(fiancée Judy McDowell) of Delran.rn Come celebrate Joe’s 71 strong-willed years (Nov. 26, 1939-Sept. 19, 2011) Thursday from 9 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will follow at 11. Interment Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association 300 Harper Dr. Moorestown, NJ 08057.rn

3 thoughts on “Joseph J Kowaleski

  1. Barbara & Frank Kowaleski Anstey

    Dear Barbara and Family — We were so sorry to read about Joe in the paper this morning. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Unfortunately we will be out of town the rest of the week and won’t be able to make the service but please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He truly was one of a kind!

  2. Colleen Alburger

    “In darkest night,n In deepest grief, My deepest sympathy,n Our Father’s touch Colleen Alburgern Can bring relief.n And may you known That others care,n And lift you upn On wings of prayer.”

  3. Frank Szymanik

    I’ll miss my cousin Joe. I enjoyed and will alway remember the Friday afternoons, we would sit under the trees in his yard and have a couple of beers. He enjoyed his many hobbies and his knowledge of each was simlpy amazing. His skill as a model builder was amazing. His love and interest in cars, I think sparked my interest in the same. He always had a smile. Being around him made me feel good. Joe. you will be missed.

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