Mr. Robert Kowalski, passed away in Lake Mary, FL. on March 7, 2020, at age 92. Beloved husband of the late Elsie (1972) and later to Mary (2017). Loving father of Gary Kowalski (Vicki), Roger Kowalski (Teresa), Bonnie Ulmer, Mark Kowalski (Janie) and Lori Ondecker (John). Proud and loving grandfather of April Kowalski, Adam Kowalski, Corey Ulmer (Andrea), Brandon Ulmer (Cristina), Jason Ondecker, Jacob Ondecker and Shawn Kowalski and great-grandfather of Christopher, Shalyn, Jaden, Olivia and Jameson. Dear brother to Cookie Janusz (Ed). He was preceded in death by his brother Gene Kowalski (2007) and Fred Kowalski (2009) and two granddaughters, Melissa Kowalski (1994) and Jessica Kowalski (2013). Bob proudly served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army and retired as an Engineer from Lockheed Martin (formerly Martin Marietta). Bob was a member of Winter Park Masonic Lodge No. 239, serving as Worshipful Master in 1976. He was also a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, and in 1975 was invested a 32° Knight Commander Court of Honor, and in 1987 was coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary. He was the 2nd oldest Mason on the 33° Wall. Bob found his life's greatest joy in his family and in learning new things. THE SERVICES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC. SERVICES WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. The family wishes – and greatly appreciates – memorial contributions be made to the Veterans Administration: Mental Health (www.nami.org/find-support/veterans-and-active-duty) or The Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/tampa) . Please share memories with the family on our online guestbook at www.highlandfh.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Highland Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, 3329 East Semoran Blvd. Apopka, FL 32703 407-869-1188 www.highlandfh.com
Shriners Hospitals for Children
12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa FL 33612
National Alliance on Mental Illiness Florida
P.O. Box 961, Tallahassee FL 32302