Paul S. Kowalski
November 17, 1949 - December 2, 2020
Behm Family Funeral Homes
Carol Christopherson, Nancy Ryan, Diane James, Pete Kowalski
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Paul S. Kowalski age 71 of Perry, died of natural causes on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. He was born November 17, 1949 in Garfield Heights, the son and 2nd born of what would be five (5) children of Peter and Celia (Recko) Kowalski. Paul graduated from Benedictine High School in 1968 and attended Cleveland State …
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Carol Christopherson, Nancy Ryan, Diane James, Pete Kowalski left a message on August 31, 2021:
You are forever in our hearts. Carol, Nancy, Diane, and Pete.
Rick Krivanka left a message on December 17, 2020:
I am ever grateful to Paul for introducing my wife Barb and I to the joy of sailing in the 1970's. May he rest in joy and peace with God, and may his family be blessed with enduing memories of his love. Rick Krivanka
Mike Curran left a message on December 13, 2020:
Paul was a great guy and work colleague at CEI. I'll never forget he made a special trip from Ashtabula Plant to attend my retirement party at Lakeshore. Always there to talk. We shared a common love for sailing. I'm surprised and saddened by his passing. May the wind be always at your back, Paul!
Nan Dolan Ramga left a message on December 10, 2020:
To the man who gave me my first pet sitting job a day after quitting my full time job ... and a couple of the best years watching your precious fur babies. Thank you. Thank you and thank you again. Words cannot express how many blessings you brought into my life by sharing your little tiny Pug and gorgeous kitty with me while you were away. Thank you for allowing me to share Lady A with the world. Many lives have been blessed by seeing her face ... she truly uplifts people, especially in these crazy times. And I’m sure I can confidently say thank you from all her fans as well. You know how much everyone loves her. Thank you for putting up with all the pictures I sent you on vacation, and silly talking videos of her. Thank you for leaving me those snack bars all the time that I loved so much, that was so thoughtful. Thanks for letting me use all your good Kuerig cups while I was there! Because of you, I went out a bought a Kuerig and I’ll think of you every time I use mine! I can’t believe you’re gone. I really can’t. I always got excited when I saw you texted me... I knew I’d get to watch Lady A again! Most of all I want to say thank you for trusting me with not only your house, but your precious, precious puggie. For allowing me to share in a little bit of the joy she brings. Thanks for taking a chance on me. You will be missed. By me, Lady A and Brother O. Just know that Lady A is with me now and I’ll make sure she’ll be well taken care. Rest In Peace. ?
Lee pyzik left a message on December 9, 2020:
Had an excellent working relationship with Paul for nearly 30 years. Sincere condolences to his family. (Lee Pyzik)
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Mike Jirousek left a message on December 9, 2020:
Paul was a great friend and colleague at CEI/FE. I’ll always remember his professionalism, thoughtfulness and mischievous twinkly-eyed laugh. Lauren and I always enjoyed skiing with him, even though we could not keep up! Rest Peacefully, Paul; thoughts and prayers to your Family. Mike Jirousek
Randy Birman left a message on December 8, 2020:
I planted a palm tree in my backyard near my pool to celebrate his life
Paul Crilley left a message on December 8, 2020:
Mr. Paul Kowalski was considered a friend to me before all else. Even though we met through our common business relationship at the Ashtabula power plant, it was clear early on that this man had a stern drive in his career, but yet had a heart for those around him. After a life-changing event for me, Paul offered some "social time" requesting I join him in prepping his boat in the spring for sail. This, I did for several years, before moving East and departing our common business relationship, but we maintained a friendship over the distance. One of the inspirations and early respected leaders in my life, I will miss him as a friend more than anything else. He had heart - notably large! - right behind his smile! I used to joke that we were both named after Pope Paul VI (I actually was), and that was a shared common trait. He would chuckle, usually because that was after some hard waxing on his boat and a beverage induced moment of relaxation afterwards. He will be missed, for sure.
Karen Nutaitis left a message on December 8, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers to Paul's family. I worked with him at Perry, he was such a wonderful man. Karen Nutaitis
Randy Birman left a message on December 8, 2020:
I was a project manager with Paul at perry, but my Best time was going sailing with him. I will miss his smile.
thomas habanek left a message on December 8, 2020:
Hey, so sorry to hear this. Paul was a slipmate at E55th. I switched docks with him because boat was bigger, and Paul was dumbfounded. It's what boaters do. Comradery. Paul was VERY accomplished and successful and you should be proud of him! Better, he was a gentleman. Always. Glad to have known him.
Behm Family Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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