A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert B. Kowalewski III was held today in Queen of Martyrs Church, Cheektowaga. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.
Mr. Kowalewski died Sunday in Erie County Medical Center, after being shot in the abdomen on Genesee Street. He was 27.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kowalewski was raised in Cheektowaga, where he attended Cheektowaga Central High School.
Mr. Kowalewski recently was unemployed but had worked at Niagara Tying Services.
He is survived by his wife of three years, the former Jennifer M. Binga of Cheektowaga; a daughter, Kaitlyn of Cheektowaga; two sons, Robert IV and Cameron, both of Cheektowaga; his mother, Joan Brownell of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his father, Robert B. Jr. of Cheektowaga; a sister, Racheal of Machias; two brothers, Ronald Kerling of Cheektowaga and Randy of Rushford; and his grandmother, Jean of Cheektowaga.