Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

John Kowal

Passed away on March 5, 2020

John Kowal, age 75.  Late of the East Side.  Passed away March 5, 2020.  Beloved husband of Linda (nee Hecimovich) for 35 years.  Loving father of Matthew Kowal, Mary Sinn, Martin Douglas, Edward Douglas, and Kimberly Boreczky.  Cherished grandfather of many and great grandfather of Jeremy Long.  Dear brother of Frank, Terry, and the late Ray Kowal.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Veteran of the U.S. Army.  Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 4-7 pm.  Funeral Services Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:30 am from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to St. Francis de Sales Church.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  For more information 773-731-2749


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:30 am

Funeral Mass:
St. Francis de Sales Church
10201 S. Ewing Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd
Calumet City, IL 60409

Memorial Contributions:

Please omit flowers

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm

"John was a wonderful and caring gentlemen. We will miss him at crystal tree. Great humor and best voice on the phone Thank you for your kind service to our family of homes here at CTCC. Our condolences to his family God bless him The LONG Family "
- Beth and John Long
March 6, 2020 5:59 pm

" John, you were definitely my favorite Security Officer, I would come in early just so we could talk. Your memory and knowledge was far superior to any human being that I have ever met. Now the Good Lord has you and I will definitely miss you. "
- Bob Mittler
March 10, 2020 12:24 am

"John you were always very kind and professional. May you rest in peace. My condolences goes to your family. We will meet again at the pearly gates instead of at the Crystal Tree gate."
- Patricia Nomanbhoy
March 12, 2020 6:36 pm

Candles Lit
"Johnnie, you were a kind & loving gentleman. May you rest in eternal peace. God bless you always. Sympathy to your family & everyone who knew & loved you. Lots of love & prayers! ❤️❤️🙏🙏😘😘"
- Mary Ann & Bernie Drosos
March 6, 2020 5:50 pm

"Miss you. "
- Bob Mittler
March 10, 2020 12:26 am