Larry E. Kowatch, 67, of Derry Twp., died Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Latrobe on April 3, 1953. He was the son of the late Alex and Bessie (Palmer) Kowatch. Prior to retirement Larry worked at Lowes. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe and the Youngstown Fireman’s Club. Larry loved camping, fishing, and spending time with his family and his faithful companion, Max. Besides his parents Larry was preceded in death by two brothers Robert and Gerald Kowatch. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Darlene (Lenhart) Kowatch of Derry Twp; two daughters Nicole E. Bridge and husband Michael of Latrobe and Heather R. Hendrick and husband Jason of Latrobe; three sisters Doris Dickson and husband John Robert of Latrobe, Yvonne Bowers and husband Herman of Latrobe, and Rosemary Kowatch of Youngstown; two brother-in-laws William Schultz of AZ and Scott Schultz and wife Yolanda of Wallington, NJ; three grandchildren Sadie and Emma Bridge and Payton Hendrick; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends for Larry’s Life Celebration 4-7PM Saturday November 28, 2020 at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made Arnold Palmer Cancer Center 200 Village Dr. Greensburg, PA 15601. The family would like to give a special thanks to Excela Hospice nurses Amber, Jane, Darla, Melissa, and Chuck for the care that was given to Larry.
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