Robert Eugene Cowan, 81, resident of Los Alamos, NM, died January 29, 2014.
The Guest Book is expired.
He was born to the late James and Opal Cowan, December 2, 1932, in Milford, IL. Robert graduated from Milford High School in 1950 and attended University of Illinois where he received both his Bachelor and Masters degrees.
Out of college, Robert worked at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, PA. He moved to Los Alamos in 1957 and spent the remainder of his career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Robert was known to most as "Bob" and to his ham radio friends as "K5QIN". Robert was active in the community with New Mexico Search and Rescue and Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club (W5PDO).
Robert is survived by his two children: Annette Chavez of Albuquerque and Diana Morrow of Fort Collins, CO. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Keith Chavez, Daniel Chavez, Adrienne Bowen, Michelle Chavez, and Olivia Morrow and seven great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club (P.O. Box 787, Los Alamos, NM 87544) or the Northern New Mexico/Los Alamos United Way (1200 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544).
A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 16th at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Feb. 7, 2014