Thaddeus Kowalik

Thaddeus Kowalik

Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Thaddeus “Ted” Alfred Kowalik, passed away, surrounded by family, on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the age of 76 in Elk Grove Village, IL. He was born in Brody-Duze, Poland, the son of Thaddeus Kowalik, Alfreda Paszt (born Paszt) and Edward Paszt. He married Barbara Ann Roman, of Chicago, IL, on February 16, 1962.
Ted retired from Ameritech (Illinois Bell) in April 1999. During his tenure with Ameritech, he began as a coin collector in Chicago and concluded as the Area Manager of Operations. His circle of coworkers still meet for lunch on a regular basis. Ted was a Christian who loved spending time with his family and wealth of friends in the community. He was a passionate photographer and graciously shared his talent by taking pictures and sharing them with everyone. Sometimes, unfortunately, this kept him behind the camera instead of in front of it. Ted was also a prominent member of the senior group that made The Schaumburg Barn-Senior Center their second home. It was there that he provided an endless amount of support to his friends as he lead many of the social activities with his dear friend, Marina Lvovich. Ted was an active member for over 15 years with the EAA Warbirds Squadron 4, as well as, the board’s secretary for the last several years. This association brought him to Oshkosh, WI for many years as the official photographer for the squadron at the Oshkosh EEA Annual AirVenture, a position he took great pride in. Ted’s many other talents included being a stamp and coin collector, the family tech support, a constant bargain shopper, and the provider of many a bad dad joke.
Ted is survived by his children: Kathleen Nelson, Ted Kowalik Jr., Jeanette (Tim) Lowrance, Trisha Sowatzke, and brother, Ed (Mary) Paszt. Beloved Granddad to Anastasia, Madeline and Robert Nelson; Kaleb and Jakob Lowrance; Benjamin, Natalie and Sophia Sowatzke. In addition to many dear cousins, aunts and uncles.
Along with his parents, Ted was preceded in death by his wife Barbara and sister Diane Bachman (Paszt)
Visitation will be Thursday, December 26, 2019, from 3:00pm -9:00pm at The Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 333 South Roselle Rd., Roselle. Prayers 10:15 on Friday, December 27, 2019 followed by procession to St. Marcelline Catholic Church in Schaumburg for the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Burial will be held in private after cremation.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Schaumburg Barn-Senior Center. 231 South Civic Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60193, Attention: Marina Lvocich
For info or (630)529-5751
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 26th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, December 26th, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Roselle
    333 S. Roselle Rd.
    Roselle, Illinois 60172
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  • Mass

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 11:00am
    St Marcelline Church
    822 S. Springinsguth Rd.
    Schaumburg, Illinois 60193
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Prayers will be said at funeral home at 10:15am followed by procession to church for Mass at 11:00am


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