Ralph Kowulich

R. Michael Kowulich

Monday, October 6th, 1941 - Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Age 77, of Elmira, NY, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 6, 1941 in Elmira, a son of the late Theodore F. and Jennie Marcoccia Kowulich. Mike is predeceased by his beloved wife of 48 years, Janet Bachert Kowulich, brothers, Theodore, Joseph, sister Colleen and step father, Paul Gagliardi. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Holden (Rich Spencer) with children, Matthew and Lindsay; daughter Gina (Troy) Denomy with children, Merrick and Luke; girlfriend, Mary Wilson with son, Robert Wilson; brothers-in-law, Kingston, Robert and Chad Bachert; sisters-in-law, Colleen (Tom) Marlett, Pamela Bachert and Sheila VanLaeken and extended family members. Mike graduated from Elmira Free Academy and served his country honorably with the US Navy aboard the USS Moale. He worked as a credit manager for Iszard’s Dept. store for 20 years before caring for his wife at home until her passing. He enjoyed baseball, golf, playing the drums and organ, drawing, painting and especially time with his family. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5-7PM. He will be laid to rest in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery at 11AM on Friday, May 3, 2019 with Military Honors. A special thank you to the staff of St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing facility for his care. Those wishing to remember Mike, please consider memorial contributions to Elmira Little League, P.O. Box 995, Elmira, NY 14901.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery
    623 Franklin Street
    ELMIRA, NY 14905
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Military Honor will accord Mr. Kowulich at the cemetery.


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Ron Keene

Posted at 09:49pm
So sorry to just find this out, R.I.P. Homie Our deepest Condolence to your family !
Ron & Janet Keene

Don & Heidi E

Posted at 08:08am
Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of Michael. Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period.

Dan Page

Posted at 05:13pm
I will always remember him.

Love, Ryan, Courtney and Alexander

Posted at 08:30am
With our sympathy, prayers and love.
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Love Debbie and Jim

Posted at 03:23pm
Rest in peace, Mike our deepest sympathy to Lisa, Gina and their families. Mike was a special person who's sense of humor and love and devotion to his family are example for all.
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