Babski , Patricia L. 72
Garden Grove, Formerly of New Kensington
Patricia Louise (Kowalkowski) Babski, 72, of Garden Grove, Calif., formerly of New Kensington, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in her residence. She was born Sept. 10, 1940, in New Kensington, to the late Stanley F. and Sophie Czplicki Kowalkowski and had lived in California since 1962. A secondary school teacher, she taught in the Los Angeles School District for more than 30 years. She was a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania), with a Bachelor's Degree in education and also had earned a Master's Degree. Pat was a former member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church in New Kensington, Ken High Class of 1958 and belonged to the Garden Grove Women's Civic Club. An accomplished bridge player, she also enjoyed traveling and reading. She is survived by her brothers, Joseph Kowalkowski and David (Sharon) Kowalkowski and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Christian funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in St. Mary Church, New Kensington. Everyone is invited to go directly to the church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lower Burrell. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.