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Dolores E. (Dunmire) Kowalski

March 4, 1943 ~ October 19, 2020 (age 77)


Dolores E. (Dunmire) Kowalski,77, of New Kensington passed away peacefully in St. Margaret's Hospital after a brief struggle with cancer on Monday October 19, 2020.  She was the daughter of the late John A. and Pauline (Means) Dunmire. Dolores was a 1961 graduate of Ken High.  She was the Secretary and Treasurer for a lengthy period of time at Kowalski Coal & Salvage Company, owned and operated by her ex-husband Frank Kowalski, Jr.  Before her retirement, she worked as an optician at Family Eye Care.  Dolores enjoyed reading and was an avid reader.  She is survived by her daughter Michele (Michael) Hills, of Pittsburgh, her son Michael (fiancee Michelle Griffith) of Apollo; cousins Linda and Ted Krause, of Leechburg and Kathy Hasenflu, of Myrtle Beach SC; granddaughters Chelsie & Alyvia; and Elizabeth (David) Moore of Belt, MT.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.  At Dolores' request, a private family service was held on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at Greenwood Memorial Park where she was laid to rest next to her parents.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068.  Memorial contributions may be made in Dolores memory to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, PA  15068.  Condolences are welcome at

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