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Dennis W. Kowatch

October 4, 1947 — April 25, 2021

Dennis W. Kowatch, 73, of Latrobe, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Home after a long battle with cancer.  He was born October 4, 1947 in Latrobe, PA, a son of Albert J. Kowatch and Helen M. (DePaolo) Kowatch. He attended Saint Vincent Basilica parish. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he received the National Defense Service Medal.  He was a graduate of the Derry Area High School, class of 1965, graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and was a member of American Legion Post 0324, Derry.  He was also a member of Local 1145 Steelworkers Union while at Elliott, where he served as a chairman on the board.  Dennis was a man of many trades.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was retired from Elliott Company of Jeannette, PA after 43 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Peggy (Ankney) Kowatch; three children, Lauren Kowatch, Nathan Kowatch and his wife Amanda and Erick Kowatch all of Latrobe.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Frederick Funeral Home Inc., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe PA 15650.  We respectfully request your adherence to all current medical guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing, as well as your understanding as we maintain occupancy limits.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at St. Vincent Basilica with Fr. Thomas P. Curry O.S.B. as celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe, PA.   His family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the Excela Health nurses that took care of Dennis with care and compassion.  To purchase flowers or send condolences please visit

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Frederick Funeral Home, Inc.

1543 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

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