Leonard Theodore Sowa (69) was born August 14, 1948 to Theodore Leonard Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Sowa in Hammond, Indiana. He passed on to eternal joy August 6, 2018 at the University of Chicago Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father Ted (2013) and his mother, Marge (2001).
Len is survived by his loving wife Pam, daughter Jennifer Fatool (Kirk) and granddaughters Lucie and Faye; daughter Elizabeth; sister Kathryn Sowa (Ed Misquez); brother Ted and niece Gwyneth Baker (Colin); little sister Lisa Sowa-Downs (Dale Downs) and nephews Martin and Jack Downs.
Len grew up in Hegewisch. He was part of an extended network of Sowa cousins who went to school together, fished in Wolf Lake, played baseball, set off homemade rockets and fireworks, hiked and camped at the Indiana Dunes, and always had fun being together at family parties.
He graduated from St. Columba grammar school (1962), Saint Francis de Sales High School (1966), then attended the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle. He enjoyed working at Hegewisch Lanes bowling alley and later at various financial companies. He resided in Thorton, IL. Len was generous to his friends and family and loved to cook. He was a devoted husband to Pam for almost 45 years, September 29, 1973, and father to Jennifer and Elizabeth.