Helen  Kowalick
Died: Apr 4, 2017
 Helen (Snyder) Kowalick, 76, of Summerfield, Florida died suddenly April 4, 2017.

Born March 12, 1941 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Minnie (Walters) Snyder and George (Wesley) Snyder and the wife of Frank Kowalick.  She was a life-long resident of the Hackettstown area.  A home-maker in her younger days, in 1975 she became the office manager and researcher in her husband's land surveying business until they both retired in 2005.

Helen was a member of the Independence Township Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for more than 40 years, and greatly enjoyed the monthly breakfasts at the firehouse (both old and new).  She was a parishioner and volunteer at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Hackettstown.  She was also a member of the Hackettstown Hall of Fame.

In 2010, Helen and her husband moved to Florida.  Helen was a parishioner at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church and a volunteer in St. Theresa's soup kitchen, which she greatly enjoyed.  She also volunteered at the Oklawaha Food Pantry.  She was active in the Euchre Club, enjoyed Monday bingo and "Fun League Bocce".  She was an outgoing person and had many friends.

Helen is survived by her husband, Frank, of Summerfield, FL, a daughter Debra Ann DeVenne of Candia, NH, three sons, Frank Jr. And his wife Elaine of Andover, NJ, Keith and his wife Anne Marie of Groveland, MA and Edward of Brick Township, NJ.  She also leaves three brothers, Lester Snyder and his wife Joy of Hackettstown, NJ, Richard Snyder and his wife Elsie of Slego, PA and Robert Snyder and his wife Janice of Hackettstown, NJ, a sister-in-law and life long friend Gail Snyder of Vienna, NJ as well as five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Predeceaed by one brother; John Snyder Sr. and two sisters; Eva Dorcas and Dorothy Frankenfield.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 4-8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10 am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840

Burial will follow the mass at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Independence Township Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. P.O. Box 137, Great Meadows, NJ  07838  Condolences can be sent to http://www.cochranfuneral.com


Sandy Cortright
April 10th, 2017 8:59 am
Dear Frank and Family, I can not be gain to tell how very sorry I am to hear of Helen's passing. I know how hard it is for all of you that the loss was so sudden. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friends at the KVC Auxiliary, Kingston, NH
April 10th, 2017 5:40 am
Debra & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers for your loss. Your friends from the KVC
April 9th, 2017 2:07 pm
Frank and the Snyder family. We are sending our deepest sorrow for your loss. Helen was such a wonderful lady.It goes back for a long time. She always greeted you with that wonderful smile. She will be missed. God bless .
Bill & Donna Welsh
April 7th, 2017 9:06 am
It is with deep regret that we hear of your passing We send along our condolences to your family. You and the family are in our prayers! God Speed
Lew/Gail Richards and Family
April 7th, 2017 7:48 am
Danny and Barbara Yankiv
April 7th, 2017 6:37 am
Frank and Family - We extend our deepest sympathy. You had many years of happiness and will have fond memories. May God Bless you and your family.
Sharon Schlomer Housel & Pat
April 6th, 2017 11:25 am
To those whose hearts Helen touched. We are very sorry to hear about the loss of a wonderful lady.
Michele Ike
April 6th, 2017 10:15 am
Words cannot express all that you have been to me Helen. A mother, when my own had gone onto heaven, and I had become one myself without any guidance. A mentor about how truly good and loving people live their lives. And a friend who encouraged me along the way. I miss you and I love you so very much. My heart aches for your Frank and beautiful children ❤️
Sue Miller
April 6th, 2017 8:30 am
Mr. Kowalick and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss of Mrs. Kowalick. She was a wonderful woman having worked with your office and her for many years and running into her from time to time "around town". She was always a joy to speak to and this is a great loss for you and your family. Hoping the memories you have will lessen your grief in time.
Bob & Vicky Hing
April 6th, 2017 8:21 am
Dear Kowalick family, We are so sorry for your loss and we will keep you all in our prayers. Helen was a wonderful person and she will surely be missed. Bob & Vicky Hing
Lester and Joy Snyder, Sr.
April 5th, 2017 3:27 pm
No words can express the sorrow we feel right now at the loss of Les's sister Helen. Les and Helen had a strong bond...He being the oldest and she the youngest in the Snyder family. (They even looked so much alike). Our Sincere Sympathy to all of the Kowalick family...and our Brother in Law Frank...This is such a very sad time for all of us. Joy and Lester Snyder
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