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Joan M. (Neil) Kowaleski

March 29, 1934 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 87)


March 29, 1934 – Sept 25, 2021

Joan M. (Neil) Kowaleski, 87, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday at Haida Healthcare, with her loving husband by her side.  She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Francis and Christine (Barroner) Neil.  She married Eugene R. Kowaleski in 1958.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years; a son, Thomas Kowaleski and wife Sandra of Indiana; four grandchildren: Scott Loop, Edward Kowaleski and wife Abigail, Christine and Alexandra Kowaleski; two great-grandchildren: Camden and Wyatt; son in law, Dennis Loop. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Loop, and a sister, Mary Anne Neil.

Joan graduated from Altoona Catholic High School in 1952 and graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1955.  Upon graduation, she worked in the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room until 1970.  She then was the coordinator for the Poison Control Center until retirement in 1995.

Joan touched many people in a positive way.  She was a loving wife, mother, nurse, and friend to all who knew her. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg.           

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Grane Hospice: 115 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602.

To send flowers to Joan's family, please visit our floral store.


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422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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