Kenneth Wayne Kowaliski, 67, of Payson, died Nov. 26, 2004 following a long illness.e was born Feb. 11, 1937 in Beaver Falls, Pa. to Ben and Ann (Beresic) Kowaliski and moved with his family to Phoenix, Ariz. at an early age.
He enjoyed mechanical and electrical work, and was employed by International Harvester Company and Qualcomm for many years. He retired in 1999 from a job in the capacity of electronics engineer in San Diego, Calif.e then relocated to Payson.
Mr. Kowaliski was active in ham radio and sportsmen's groups for many years.
His retirement years were plagued with illness, including quadruple bypass, four heart attacks and numerous cancer surgeries.
Mr. Kowalski is survived by his wife of 40 years, Arlene, of Payson; mother, Ann Kowaliski of Phoenix; four brothers: Dan (Margaret), Ben (Dorothy), Tom (Shelly) and James (Vickie), an uncle John (Elizabeth) Beresic of Payson, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Anne, and his father, Ben.
The family will gather during the holidays for a celebration of life.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mudsprings Road, Payson, AZ 85541.
Arrangements handled by Messenger Payson Funeral Home.