Officer Paul J. Kowalczyk, 46, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on October 14, 2008. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Paul was a Police Officer for the City of Phoenix for 23 years. Paul was a hero to his family. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Chester and sister Kathy. He leaves behind his wife Melissa and children Jeremy, Paul, Jr., Kenneth, Alexis, Amanda, Adrienne, Stephen, and granddaughter Sienna, his mother Irene, brother Chris and sister Susan and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 5:00-9:00 PM, with Rosary at 7:00 PM, Sunday, October 19, 2008, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM, Monday, October 20, 2008, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3801 East Greenway Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Arizona Federal Credit Union to the Paul Kowalczyk/Children’s College Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.