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 Waseley Kowalchuk

Waseley Kowalchuk

Birth
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Dec 2003 (aged 89)
Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 42780307 · View Source
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January 01, 2004
Waseley Kowalchuk,89; Of Forestville

WWII Enlistment date: 22 Apr 1942, Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Occupation before WWII: Semiskilled filers, grinders, buffers, and polishers (metal) Wgt: 140, Hgt: 64

Waseley "Sailor" Kowalchuk of Forestville died Wednesday at the Nursing Care Center of Bristol. He was 89.

He was born in Chelsea, Mass., and resided in Bristol most of his life. He retired from Bristol Instrument Gears Inc. and then worked for the Burns Security Agency until 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Cora Kowalchuk; a daughter, Rose Kowalchuk of Bristol; four stepsons, Francis Rago of Florida, Mickey Rago of Mississippi, Johnny Rago of California and Fred Genness of Louisiana; two stepdaughters, Fay and Kathy Genness, both of Maine; three brothers, Alex Kowalchuk, Steve Kowalchuk and George Kowalchuk, all of Bristol; and a sister, Ann Cusano of Bristol. His first wife, Frances Wisneski Rago Kowalchuk, died previously.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Bristol. There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made to the Nursing Care Center of Bristol, Recreation Department, 61 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.


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  • Created by: Roma Tekovi
  • Added: 6 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42780307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Waseley Kowalchuk (17 Aug 1914–31 Dec 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42780307, citing Saint Thomas Cemetery, Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Roma Tekovi (contributor 46949055) .