Mary A. Kowalski
Mary A. Kowalski, 88, formerly of Holmes Beach, died March 25 in Bradenton.
She was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio, to Mabel (Hoffman) and Harold Lingle.
She attended Whitney Vocational High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree in library science and a master’s in education from the University of Toledo.
She volunteered and was later employed as a librarian for Lake Schools in Millbury, Ohio, until her retirement.
After retirement, she moved to the same house her parents retired to in Holmes Beach, and volunteered at the Island Library until 2018.
The family suggests memorials to the Island Library at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217-1516.
Mrs. Kowalski is survived by her children, Mike Kowalski, Cathie and husband Bob Teachout, and Bob and wife Barb; and grandchildren Bobby Teachout and Justin, Jessica and Jasmine Cline.