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John Joseph Kowaleski

November 1, 1933 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 87)

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John Joseph Kowaleski, age 87, of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Tennova Healthcare.

John was born November 1, 1933, in Fort Monroe, LA, to the late John Kowaleski and Joan T. Yedlaoski Kowaleski. He was also preceded in death by one son, John Robert Kowaleski.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Kowaleski; one son, Anthony (Amy) Kowaleski; daughter, Anastasia Kowaleski (Joe Basilone); three grandchildren, Tony Rutkiewic, Joe Rutkiewic, and Alex Colaluca; and one great granddaughter, Annie Rutkiewic.

Mr. Kowaleski retired from the US Air Force, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Father Javier Suarze officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at Clarksville-Montgomery County Humane Society, 940 Tennessee Avenue, Clarksville, TN 37040.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 213-7783. Online condolences may be made at


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Memorial Mass
October 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Immacualte Conception Catholic Church

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