Eleanor Frances Kowalski, age 87, of Youngsville, PA, passed on to her eternal life in the breath of God on November 28th, 2018. Well done, “O good and faithful servant.”
Eleanor was born on October 31, 1931 to Dominick and Mildred Danuski. She was a graduate of Youngsville High School.
In 1953, she married her best friend Roman Kowalski, whom she met at a dance. They wrote letters to each other while he was in the service. They were for married 63 years. They had four children, three daughters Susan and husband Charles Andracki of Warren, Barb and husband Dennis (Jake) Pilling of Youngsville, Linda and husband Gaylan Critzer of Sugar Grove and son, Joseph and wife Sheri Kowalski of Pittsfield.
They had the following grandchildren and great grandchildren, Susane and Drew Lackovic, North East and their children, Molly and Jack; Marie Andracki and companion David Keith, Erie; Julie and Jason Beers, Youngsville, and their children Jason Jr. and Ethan; Lisa and husband Jeff Morgan, Ohio, and their children, Carson Punch and companion Jesse Moniewski, Haley, Lexie, and Logan Weilacher, Jeffery and Jada Morgan; Sara and Dustin Robinson, Youngsville and their daughter, Grace; Lori and Brian Phillips, Irvine, and their children, Caleb and Cameron; Jacob Kowalski and companion Vanessa Lutton, Corry, and their children, Riley and Tyler Kowalski, Brayton and Carter. In addition, she has two sisters, Pauline Stec, Pittsfield and Mary VanCise, Columbus. Two brothers, James Danuski, NC and Tony (Pam) Baran, North East.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Roman, one sister, Margie Taydus, two brothers, Richard Danuski and Bill Blair, and infant grandson, Charles David Andracki.
A woman of very strong Roman Catholic faith, Eleanor attended St. Luke’s Church in Youngsville then later at Holy Redeemer Church in Warren. As an active member, she was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
Eleanor was employed at Sylvania and Pittsfield Inn during her early years. She retired from Blair after 27 years. After retirement Roman and Eleanor built a camp for family gatherings. Eleanor would always attend every function she could to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed writing letters, crocheting, talking on the phone, playing cards with her husband and feeding the birds. She will always be remembered as a faithful, loving, generous soul.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Redeemer Church, 11 Russell St. Warren, Pa. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, PO Box 68, Warren, PA 16365.
Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 North Main Street, Youngsville, PA 16371 on Sunday, December 2 from 3 to 5p.m. and also on Monday, December 3 at Holy Redeemer Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA 16365 from 1011a.m. at which time a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated there with the Rev. Fr. Jim Gutting, pastor, serving as Celebrant.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.