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Diana L. Kowal

August 31, 1950 — November 23, 2022

Kowal- Diana L., 72, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away on November 23, 2022. Born on August 31st, 1950 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Stanley and Louise (Ukmar) Niton. Recently preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Stanley Kowal.  Also preceded in death by her father, mother, sister (Beverly (Niton) Mott), sister in law (Phyllis Blum, late wife of William Blum), and brothers in law (Fran Wentz, late husband of Darlene Wentz, and Paul Horwat, late husband of Regina (Kowal) Horwat). Survived by daughters, Mary (Jason) Greschaw and Jackie (Greg) Chatel; sister, Darlene Wentz; brother, Stanley (Betty) Niton; grandchildren, Beau Greschaw, Lukasz Greschaw, and Ashleigh Chatel; sister in law, Regina Horwat; brothers in law, John Kowal and William Blum; nieces and nephews, David (Ashley) Wentz, Dina Dues and Trish (Julia) Caramico, Natalie Horwat, Michael (Danielle) Horwat; and many great nieces and nephews. Diana graduated from Central Cambria High School in 1968. Out of school, she was a seamstress at Lily of France, a skill she used throughout her life. She volunteered at Akron Children’s Hospital. She belonged to St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown, Ohio. Diana proudly served as Lady Knight alongside her husband for the Knights of Columbus. She planned fun filled bus trips touring the Midwest. She and her husband went on mission trips to the Dominican showing her passion for humankind. Diana loved children and having her grandchildren provided opportunities to share her passions. She shared with them her amazing cooking ability in baking and preparing her favorite recipes (like monster cookies, apple strudel, and nut rolls). She loved getting her hands messy (making sticky playdoh) creating learning experiences for her grandkids. She made beautiful, award-winning afghans. She loved her embroidery projects selling her numerous works at craft fairs. Each Easter, she would show off her talents making homemade chocolates and giving them as gifts. She loved giving surprises Diana spent time cheering on her grandsons in their baseball and football games. She enjoyed playing cards and games with friends. She and her husband loved travelling the world. She was rooted in convention always preserving religious and ethnic traditions, holidays and their meals, and never forgetting to capture the spirit of St. Nick’s Day. Family and friends are welcomed to celebrate her life Sunday 2-6 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Committal at Assumption Cemetery in East Taylor Township. (Online condolences may be posted (

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Monday, November 28, 2022

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St. Benedict Catholic Church

2310 Bedford St. , Johnstown, PA 15904

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