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CMC Mark Stephen Kowaleski, USN(Ret.)
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Obituary for CMC Mark Stephen Kowaleski, USN(Ret.)

Retired U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Mark Stephen Kowaleski of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away June 2, 2018, at the age of 59.

Born in Auburn, NY, on October 16, 1958, he proudly served his country for 23 years before continuing his dedicated work with AMSEC, where he was named Overall Employee of the Year for 2016. During his years of naval service, he was awarded numerous medals including the Meritorious Service Medal.

Mark is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Kristine; his daughters, Amanda Kowaleski and her partner Alexander Houvouras and Kathryn Hill and her husband Joseph; and nephews Thomas (Kristin Shusko) and Eric Kowaleski. He is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Philomena (Salato) Kowaleski, brother, Thomas, and niece, Kristin. Mark was a true Yankees fan and lover of animals including his granddogs, Ripley and Sigmund.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home (3445 Princess Anne Road) on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Parish (1968 Sandbridge Road) with a reception to follow immediately afterwards at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research or Toys for Tots Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel

3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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St. John The Apostle Catholic Church

1968 Sandbridge Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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Toys for Tots Foundation

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18251 Quantico Gateway Drive
Triangle, VA 22172

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

415 Crossways Park Drive
Suite D
Woodbury, NY 11797

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