Michael Joseph Kowalik

September 24, 1982October 4, 2020

Michael J. Kowalik, formerly from Woodbourne, NY, and currently from Portland, CT, died unexpectedly on Oct.4. He was 38 years old.

He is survived by his parents, Norman & Linda Kowalik formerly from Woodbourne, NY and currently from Southington, CT and Leesburgh, FL. He was predeceased by his brother Kenny. He also left behind several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was formerly married to Jennifer Galka . He will be sorely missed by his two faithful dogs, Lola & Vito.

Michael graduated from Tri-Valley Center School, class 2000. He earned as associate degree from Sullivan County Community College, and Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business from American Military University .

Michael proudly served our county as a 2nd class Petty Officer in the US Navy for six and a half years.

Michael was employed as a Program Manager for Waste Management in Windsor, CT.

He was interested in dirt bikes, ATV's , radio controlled cars, fishing, and lawn maintenance .

Graveside service will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.


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David Martinez

October 16, 2020

Michael and I were stationed in Cuba together. He was a great guy and I remember him fondly as the guy who taught me how to ride a motorcycle on base. Alot of good memories at the Windjammer. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Mike until we meet again my brother.
MA3 David Martinez


October 14, 2020

My condolences to the entire Kowalik ohana. Michael was stationed on SUBASE for Security. He was a great young man, very respectful and did his job! He was helpful when I needed boxes moved around and so courteous. He wore his uniform with pride...very proud of him. May he rest in peace.

Robert Scheinman

October 13, 2020

Norman & Linda,

I cannot imagine your grief. I offer my most sincere condolences. I remember Mike working for me as though it was yesterday and I am so deeply saddened by this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Chris Kowalik

October 13, 2020

Norm and Linda, I love you so much. I'm so sorry for the pain you're going through, I wish I could take it all away. Michael loved you so much, he always knew what great parents he had. Thank you Norm and Linda for being such an important part of my life . I miss you Mike.

Herb / Jackie Nicklas

October 13, 2020

Dear Norm and Linda, if only there were words to bring you peace but there aren’t. The loss of a child is one thing I will never understand. Just know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go thru this most difficult time. Just knowing you two, I know you were the most loving parents your son could have asked for. I am sure you have fun memories and adventures to share. Share those memories often and know you have experienced the greatest love God could give you.

Herb and Jackie Nicklas


October 12, 2020

Without saying i love u guy's. Normie and Linda, u have had such an impact on my life by sharing your time and family when it was needed most when i was young. What great parents you were to your two handsome boy's. I know i can speak for Matt in letting you know how much you did and mean to us even though you had your own children. Love you always Michael Beers

Matthew Kowalik

October 12, 2020

I love you uncle Norm and aunt Linda.

Brian Garber

October 12, 2020

I have so many fun memories growing up with Michael - riding four wheelers, jumping off the trampoline into the pool, playing football and raising hell across Grahamsville in the Granada.

Norm and Linda - you were always the most loving, kind and welcoming parents to all of us. I am heartbroken for your loss and am sending prayers for comfort and peace.

Brian Garber

Nadine Morgan

October 10, 2020

Howard and I know Michael as a very loving and devoted son. He called his parents every day. We would hear the Anchors Away ringtone and say there’s Michael. It is hard for us to understand why God takes children away from their parents. We can only pray that Norm and Linda’s suffering here on earth will buy them eternal happiness in the next life.

Holly Doherty

October 10, 2020

Mike was our next door neighbor and he was such an impressive guy. We took such joy in watching him meticulously caring for his yard, lovingly playing with his precious dogs, and riding his bike and four wheeler. He always helped us plow snow during storms. We send love and prayers to his family and we are here to help if needed.🙏🙏


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