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Peter Holowiak

January 30, 1931 - January 29, 2013
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Thursday 1/31, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Thursday 1/31, 8:00 pm

Peter Holowiak, Jr. of Mahopac died Tuesday, January 29th at the age of 82. He was born in Yonkers, NY on January 30, 1931 the son of Peter and Anna Holowiak.Peter proudly served in the US Marine Corps before marrying his loving wife Nellie on April 28, 1951. They were married for over 61 years.Continue Reading

Diane M Irving (Holowiak) left a message on February 9, 2013:
In memory of my dad watch over me everyday guide me with your everlasting love and fond memories. I love you and will miss you greatly.Every time I read this poem I will think of you: DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP I AM NOT THERE I DO NOT SLEEP I AM A THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW I AM THE DIAMONDS GLINT OF SNOW I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON A RIPENED GRAIN I AM THE AUTUMS GENTLE RAIN WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNINGS HUSH I AM THE UPLIFTING RUSH OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLED FLIGHT I AM THE STARS THAT SHINE AT NIGHT DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY I AM NOT THERE I DID NOT DIE.
Peter, Anna Holowiak III (Jennifer & Stephen) left a message on February 1, 2013:
DAD/POPPY, YOU WERE A VERY WISE MAN AND STRONG TO THE END. YOUR LOVE FOR ANIMALS, HISTORY & ESPECIALLY HUNTING HAS BEEN SHARED NOT ONLY WITH US BUT WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AS WELL. YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER JENNIFER WANTED TO FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS AND ONCE SHE IS FINISHED WITH COLLEGE, SHE STILL CONSIDERING JOINING THE MARINES. YOUR GRANDSON STEPHEN, LOVES HISTORY AND LOVES TO EXPLORE THINGS JUST LIKE YOU. HE HAS THE ADVENTURE IN HIS BLOOD. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS, NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. EVERYWHERE WE LOOK THERE IS A REMINDER OF YOU IN OUR PRESENCE. DAD/POPPY YOUWILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS. SEMPER FI AND REST IN PEACE -- WE ALL LOVE YOU!
Ginger left a message on February 1, 2013:
Diane, Sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Remember you have many friends you can count on now and always. Ginger
David Holowiak left a message on January 31, 2013:
We are all missing you so much Dad.Over time the hurt will go away but all of the memories will remain with us.We know that you will be watching over us from above and we will all be thinking of you everyday.You will never be forgotten.Rest in Peace Dad knowing that we are going to keep every memory of our time together with us all.We all love you more than we can say.Missing you and with all our love Dave,Tammy, David,Michael,
JoAnn (Kehoe) Gionta left a message on January 31, 2013:
Earth may have lost a loving man, but Heavan has gained one hell of an Angel!!! I have known you for over 40 years and even though I have moved away from Mahopac, it was nice to come back and see you and introduce my children to you. Ann & I were inseperable growing up. I think I slept at your house almost every Saturday night every summer growing up and we would watch WWF in the living room! I remember you taking us to the drive-in movie and I remember you letting me shoot your gun one 4th of July! Ann was sleeping over my house once & you came down and brought a pair of feathered earrings for me that you had made yourself! Thoughts and prayers to the family. JoAnn Gionta (Kehoe)
Andrew M Holowiak left a message on January 31, 2013:
i can still remember our 1st hunting trip i was 10, we went to the long gone rudy's place. we had no luck that weekend but it was a great starting point, havent stopped once in all theese years. then the 1st time you and my dad let me shoot was at pudding street and the safety cut my hand open and you just smiled and laughed and said welcome little sportsman. lets not forget our weekend trips to the flea markets, thrift shops and gun shows, you were a big part of who i've become. our vacations, 1 that realy sticks is/was when we went to ocean city maryland and you slammed my hand in car door, and when you kept napping on the chair and we put mustard on your cigar so when you woke up and grabed it from your mouth got your hand covered in mustard. i even remember being in 5th or 6th grade and doing a report about you in school. THANK YOU for everything over the years !!! you werer a GREAT man !! LOVE and MISS YA RIP LOVE lil Andy
Ann Marie Holowiak left a message on January 30, 2013:
More than a Dad, "MY HERO" in so many ways. A true warrior with more knowledge than most will ever have. A gentlemen with a kind heart and gentle sole. Loved to go hunting and be with family. A hardworker who always tried his best. He loved his chichuahua's they were always by his side. "The strongest man I will ever know." May you always know that you'll always be more than a memory, you will always be a part of me even though I can't see you, I'll look up to the the stars and I'll know your there watching over all of us from the heavens above, smiling down keeping us safe, wiping our tears, letting us know your OK and knowing that we will meet again. "FLY FREE SOAR HIGH" I LOVE YOU DAD !!!
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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