Eleanor Gdowik


She was strong in her faith; Eleanor was a lifelong Catholic with a great devotion to Padre Pio. She’d endeavor to pass her faith on to her children; they spent noon to three on Good Fridays reading the Bible, a lit candle in the living room. Even their friends regularly attended the event with “Sister Eleanor.” She also nurtured her creative spirit, painting in oil and water; everything from landscapes to portraits of her grandchildren. And she dabbled a bit in ceramics and song. Eleanor cooked with the best of them: 3 layer Jello and red velvet cake. Her trick to Guampki: Tomato Soup. Holidays found her bringing her family back home to her; Eleanor always hosted. And she did likewise in the summertime; a yearly trip to Ocean City Maryland and later to Sea Isle.

A young Eleanor Kozuhowski would meet a nice polish boy: the late John. She thought he was a wisenheimer; probably a good call considering he gave a kid a quarter to borrow his bike to jokingly pick her up on their first date. That date led to a marriage that was blessed by three children: Judy (John Gangemi) Conway, Janet (Fred) Enzman and John Gdowik; grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Fred IV, Matthew and Gage; and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Ella and Kyle John.
Come celebrate 87 great years Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 to noon at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:30 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, Swedesboro. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Chew Landing. In lieu of flowers, be like Eleanor and give generously to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarrior.org).

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