The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

January 13, 2014

Father Lawrence T. Kowalski dies at 76

EDMOND — The Rev. Lawrence T. Kowalski, who served numerous parishes in the state including St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, died Jan. 10 in Edmond. He was 76.

After graduating from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Father Kowalski entered St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, and later Conception Seminary, Missouri. He was ordained in November 1969. 

During his more than 40 years as a priest, he served many parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City including: Blessed Sacrament Church, Lawton; St. Francis of Xavier Church, Enid; Sacred Heart Church, Alva; St. John the Baptist, Edmond; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sterling; Holy Family Church, Lawton; St. Catherine Church, Pauls Valley; St. Peter Church, Lindsay and St. Gregory the Great, Enid, where he served as pastor for many years prior to his retirement from active ministry in 2011.  

During his priesthood, Kowalski also served as a Chaplain at Mount St. Mary High School, Oklahoma City, and at the University of Central Oklahoma.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Enid. Internment will be at Transformation Cemetery, West Hazleton, Penn.

Kowalski’s family has requested that memorials be made to St. Gregory the Great Church, 1924 W. Willow Road, Enid, OK 73703.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • LaVerne Warren upload.jpg LaVerne V. Warren

        LaVerne V. Warren, 96, passed away on July 26, 2014 in Yukon, Okla. She was born in Lawton, Okla. on June 28, 1918 the fourth of seven children born to Roy and Agnes Atwood.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Mattingly upload.jpg John Mattingly

        John Mattingly, 85, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2014 after a brief illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emma Marie Pridemore

        Heaven gained a sweet new angel in the early morning hours of July 21, 2014 in Emma Marie Pridemore.

    July 25, 2014

  • George Herschell Fancher, III

        Funeral services for George “Little George” Herschell Fancher, III, 41, of Edmond, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Butler Baptist Church, Butler, Okla.

    July 23, 2014

  • Irene Moore upload.jpg Lena Irene Moore

        Lena Irene Benson Moore, 99, passed away  Friday, July 11, 2014.  She had lived in Seguin, Texas, near her daughter Gail, since June 2010.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Bilyeu upload.jpg Mary Margaret Bilyeu

        Mary Margaret Bilyeu, lovingly known by family and friends as “Mimi”, left this life doing what she loved, adventurously climbing the steep mountains at Grand Teton National Park. Mimi was born November 19, 1969 to John Richard and Ann Marie (King) Conley in Oklahoma City.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Preston Brown upload.jpg Preston Brown

        Preston Brown, 74, was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939 in Monterey, Tenn. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Curtis Hayes upload.jpg Curtis Joseph Hayes

        Curtis Joseph Hayes, 78, long-time resident of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 17, 2014. Curt was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Ponca City, Okla., to Bernard and Virginia Hayes. He was a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the U.S. Army.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rick Parkins upload.jpg Rick Parkins

        Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview, Okla., formerly of Edmond, Okla., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo