William Kowalik Jr

KOWALIK, William “Bill” M., Jr., 87, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH.

Bill was born on Oct. 2, 1926, in Follansbee, WV. He was the son of the late William M. Sr. and Izabelle (Vanderbush) Kowalik.

Bill served in the United States Army during WWII as a Sergeant in the Philippines. He retired after 30 years of service from Follansbee Steel. Bill also worked at A&M Construction and Wheeling Steel. Bill was a member of the Wellsburg Masonic Temple for over 50 years. He enjoyed his time in the military, woodworking and camping with family and friends.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Frances “Fran” (Mihlbauer) Kowalik, three wonderful children, Dorothy (Robert) Miller, Sharon and Michael Kowalik, all of Follansbee, WV., three grandchildren, Theresa, Lisa, and Bobby, five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Austin, Jessica, Ryan, and Kara, and a great great-grandson, Adin.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and again on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717 with Pastor Joseph F. Cuomo, officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee, W.Va. with Military Honors by the W.Va. Army National Guard, Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad, and Patriot Guard Riders.

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