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Richard “Dick” Sowa, 83, of Warren, PA

Richard “Dick” Sowa
Richard Sowa

Richard “Dick” Sowa, 83, of Warren, PA, loving husband, father and grandfather died peacefully with his wife at his side, Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Cambridge Warren. 

US Army Veteran
He was born August 23, 1932 in Torpedo, PA. He was a 1950 graduate of Youngsville High School and had served with the U.S. Army from October 21, 1953 until October 20, 1955. 

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Rochester while working for 30 years with Eastman Kodak as a manager/supervisor. He retired from Sherwin-Williams after 4 years employment in 1990.

Dick had resided in Rochester, N.Y. for 14 years and in Loveland, Colorado for 23 years. 

He enjoyed hiking and was an avid fisherman. He adored and loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a man of very strong faith and conviction.

He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Mary Yarzabek Sowa whom he married May 24, 2003 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., 5 Children – Kathy Birdsall and husband, Mark of Topeka, Kansas, Rick Sowa of Midvale, Utah, William Sowa and wife, Cindy of Simsbury, Connecticut, Ellen Smith and husband, Eric of West Jordan, Utah, Adam Sowa and wife, Amy of Springfield, VA, 1 Brother – Donald Sowa of Youngsville, PA., 25 Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. 

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, John and Suzanne Paylo Sowa, 1st wife, Cordelia Dunkle Sowa, 1 Brother – Joseph Sowa.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:45 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, December 7, 2015 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., at 10:00 A.M., with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

 Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA., 16365 or the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA., 17110-9378.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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