Robert Henry Kowalski

June 8, 1930July 24, 2012

Robert Henry Kowalski, age 82, passed away July 24, 2012 in Beaumont. He was born June 8, 1930 in Wayne, Michigan to George and Julia Kowalski. He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country for eight years. He was also employed with the Chrysler Corporation. He was a member of the Word Of Life Tabernacle in Silsbee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Julia Kowalski, and one brother Leonard Valentine Kowalski.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria J. Kowalski of Beaumont, two daughters, Connie Yolanda Smids and husband Frederick of Beaumont, and Sherry Ann Haggett and husband Winston of Hanover, Ontario Canada, four grandchildren, Yolanda Lynn Smids of Beaumont, William Lee Smids and wife Tara Bre’Ann Smids of Beaumont, Ashley Ann Haggett and husband Duane Haggett of Hanover, Ontario Canada, and Amber Lynn Haggett, He is also survived by two great-grandchildren William Duane Haggett and Micah John Haggett, one niece, Jane Kowalski of Italy, and many other beloved, brother and sister-in-laws, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

A gathering of family and friends will begin on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin on Monday, July 30, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at the Word of Life Tabernacle in Silsbee. Interment will follow at the R.S. Farmers Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee.

Condolences can be made to


  • Visitation Saturday, July 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2012

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Norma Hunter

July 29, 2012

Joan, Connie and Sherry - so sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you and comfort you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of your visits to the farm when Connie and I were just kids! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Will keep you in my prayers -God Bless.

Melvin, Gina & Carolyn Haggett

July 28, 2012

To the Kowalski family,
When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. We will always remember your Dad and Husband in great spirits when he would come up to visit. Your in our thoughts and prayers every step of the way.

July 28, 2012

Michael and I wish to offer our condolences to you all at the passing of Bro. Bob, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,the pictures show that you will have memories for a life time, take of each other and may the Lord bless you.

Dana Alford

July 26, 2012

Mrs. Kowalski, Connie & Sherry, Our parents were friends a long time ago (Brue & Nell Alford). I'm very sorry for your loss, & thinking of each of you.

Pearlie Colston

July 26, 2012

Joann, sorry to hear about your loss. You and family are in my prayers. May God sustain you at this time.