Leo N. “Chief” Kowalsky

Leo N. “Chief” Kowalsky, 69, of Shenandoah, passed away on Sunday morning, October 27, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Shenandoah, April 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Leo and Margaret (Weikel) Kowalsky.

He was a 1968 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah, and the South Vo-Tech School, Mar Lin, where he received his machinist training.

Earlier, Leo was employed at the former Purolator Products, Pattersonville, and prior to his retirement, he was a bus driver for R&J Tours, Cressona. He was also a self-employed auto mechanic.

Chief was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Brandonville, the Rescue Hook and Ladder Fire Company, Shenandoah, and the Shenandoah Archery Club, Phineyville.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two sisters, Mary Teter and Margaret Kowalsky.

Surviving are his wife, the former Sharon H. Evans, to whom he was married 48 years; one son, Leo J. Kowalsky, of Shenandoah; three sisters, Geraldine Moore, of Gordon, Beverly Krieger, of Ringtown, and his twin sister, Leona Reigel and her husband, Alvin, of Hazleton; nieces, nephews, cousins; many friends.

Religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, with the Rev. Jay Serafin officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Leo N. “Chief” Kowalsky Has 5 Condolences Posted:

  1. Joe and Angie "Mack" Malacavage says:

    To Sharon and Leo Jr. our most sincere condolences. We have know Leo since he was 15 years old from way back in 1965 when he was our neighbor on east Coal street. He was one of our dearest and closest friends and we always stayed in touch over the years. I am going to miss our visits and chats in his garage where we talked about the old days, shared stores and laughed often times while Leo was showing me how to do various repairs on so many different things.. We truly enjoyed his company and friendship. Farewell Leo until we meet again on the other side. You will be missed!

    Your Friends Joe and Angie

  2. Aggie Thomas says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. The R Vevasis Family says:

    To Bev Kriger n Family, our Condolences for the loss of your brother.

  4. Sharon and Leo, So sorry for the loss of a husband, father, and a friend.
    God is good. No more suffering, no decision to be made. He is home.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Chiefs family. God bless you all. Jack and Janet Finn

  5. Ron &Susan Knapp says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Sharon and the family. Joe was one of the “Good Guys all around” who helped us at times. RIP dear friend.