Died: Mar. 12, 2011
Jacob David Kowal, 65, of Worthington Manor, East Berlin died of a sudden illness on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. He was born on Dec. 4, 1945 in Hartford, CT; he was the beloved son of the late Jacob and Martha (Pacinda) Kowal. Jake was raised in New Britain; he graduated from Pulaski High School and played in a band named "The Flames". Jake was a U.S. Army medic and served in Panama in the early 70's. He is survived by his daughter Michelle Kowal and two grandchildren in Florida. He is also survived by many cousins in the area. Jake's funeral service will begin on Friday, Mar. 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain, followed by a Requiem of Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 121 Beaver St., New Britain. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Burritt Hill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 112 Beaver St., New Britain, CT 06051.To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.burritthill.com
I have searched for years for Jacob having last seen him in 1971. It is incredibly sad to have finally found him this way. He was an extraordinary person and special influence in my life. I still have all the letters he wrote me and photos of his days with the Flames. I am so sorry for your loss and only wish we had not lost touch.
— Leslie Witkin Knudsen
I enjoyed out days together in the Flames. We had great times together and you were like a brother to me. Rest in peace and you are always in my thoughts.
— Pete Bocompani