Gregory John Kowalski Jr., age 33, of McHenry, died Friday, August 9, 2013, in McHenry.
He was born July 9, 1980 in Chicago to Gregory J. Sr. and Susan (Brogdon) Kowalski.
Greg was a 1998 graduate of McHenry High School, and was employed by the Chicago Tribune, based in Lake Zurich.
He enjoyed snowboarding, billiards, music and repairing his own cars. A beloved son, grandson, brother, and uncle, he was very close to his family.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Gregory Sr. and Louise Kowalski of McHenry, his mother, Susan Geraldi of Morrison, Colorado; three sisters, Jennifer (Dan) Weber, Bridget Kowalski, and Tracy (Ryan) Bales; a brother, Jeffrey Kowalski; two step-sisters, Christine Mace of Ballston Spa, NY and Amy Aponte of McHenry; a step-brother, Bryan Young of Crystal Lake; 10 nieces and nephews, Shawn, Sarah, Austin, Nicole, Jocelyn, Dominick, Zachary, Aiden, Anna, and Stella; 6 step-nieces and nephews, Eliana, Samara,Lily, Faith, Justice, and Tessie, his paternal grandmother, Jean Kowalski of McHenry; and his maternal grandmother, Cynthia Brogdon of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Kowalski, and his maternal grandfather, Ralph Brogdon.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to his family would be appreciated.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.