SEYMOUR, Conn. - Lynn E. Kowal of Seymour died Sunday, June 22. She was 62.
Kowal was born Oct. 20, 1951, in Milford, the daughter of John McDonald and Virginia McDonald. She was raised in Milford and was a graduate of Jonathan Law High School.
She started her medical practice management career as an ER secretary and medical assistant at Griffin Hospital in Derby. She continued on to become a claims analyst, educating corporate analysts on the principles of correct medical coding. She was an adjunct instructor, lecturer, and adviser at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk. She served on the Norwalk Community College Advisory Board from 2003 to 2007.
She was a member of the Medical Group Management Association and a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders. She was a self-taught entrepreneur, becoming one of the most knowledgeable and respected medical coding and billing experts in the State of Connecticut. She was also a private consultant for several medical practices in Fairfield County.
She was a communicant of the Church of Good Shepherd in Seymour.
Kowal is survived by her daughters, Christine G. Kowal and companion, John C. D'Antona Jr., and Jennifer L. Kowal; a granddaughter; sister, Beverly A."Bambi" McDonald Crepeau (Kenneth); nieces and a nephew; uncle, Ivan Foster; former husband, Samuel R. Kowal; and 11 cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; and brother, John "Jack" McDonald.
A memorial gathering, in celebration of her life will be held Monday, July 28, from 4 and 7 p.m. at the Miller Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St., Seymour. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, an educational account, for the benefit of Lynn's granddaughter, Samantha L. Kowal, has been established with TD Bank. Deposits may be made at any local TD branch or checks may be made out to Samantha L. Kowal and mailed to TD Bank, Attention: Lucius Dionysus 249 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483.
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