Raymond “Ray” Stanley Kowalewski

Born: July 30, 1927
Died: February 6, 2020
Memorial Visitation: Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 am at Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Begins at 11:30 am

Raymond “Ray” Stanley Kowalewski, 92, a resident of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg and formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 years and the Northwest side of Chicago for over 70 years. He was born on July 30, 1927 in Chicago to the late Stanley and the late Frances (nee Wyruchowski) and passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Ray was a US Army Veteran, who served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in August, 1947 and October, 1952. Ray was a member of the IBEW Local 134 for over 70 years and worked for the Chicago Tribune and Illinois Bell.

Ray married to the late Anne Rose (nee Michalik) on November 10, 1956 at St. John Cantius, Chicago, Illinois. He was the father to Stephen (Valerie) and Jacqueline (Kyle) Rapp and had one granddaughter, Brittney Lauren. He was preceded in death by his sister Eleanor (Mitchell) Jozef and brother Richard (Eleanor) Kowalewski. He was brother in law to Mary and the late Adalbert “George” Michalik. He was an uncle and friend to many.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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