Joseph George ‘Joe’ Kowalski Jr., 70, library assistant at ODU for nearly 29 years

Joseph George 'Joe' Kowalski Jr.
Joseph George ‘Joe’ Kowalski Jr.

Joseph George “Joe” Kowalski Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at a local hospital with family and friends at his bedside.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; and their daughter, Kimberly. Other family members include brother-in-law, Neil Christensen; nephews, David Keidel and Ron Keidel (Laurie); great-nieces and great-nephews; best friend, Dick Dunford; and a host of friends and extended family members.

Born in Richmond and raised in Williamsburg, Joe was a graduate of ODU and worked as library assistant at ODU for nearly 29 years. He was an avid book collector and seller, loved going to yard and estate sales, and was a longtime ODU basketball fan.

A visitation will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in Rosewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 437 Providence Road, Chesapeake, VA 23325.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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