PAUL EARL COWDIN(1925 - 2012)


NOVEMBER 4, 2012

Paul Earl Cowdin, 87, of Fort Myers, passed away November 4, 2012. He was born, March 31, 1925 in Lafayette, Indiana and has been a resident of Florida since 1964. Paul served in The United States Navy on a destroyer during World War II and was called back to duty for the Korean War, serving at Naval Headquarters in Washington D.C., working for the Naval Bureau of Aeronautics. He was honorably discharged in 1952. Paul skillfully earned a Bachelors Degree from Purdue University in the field of Aeronautics engineering. He also earned his MBA at Southern Methodist University. During his career in Airline Management, he served as the Director of Base Operations of Eastern Airlines out of Miami International Airport. He was a member of Eastern Airlines Retirement Association.Paul enjoyed woodworking, reading, aviation and finance.

Paul leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Betty. They were lovingly married for 67 years. Also his two sons: Randall Paul Cowdin(Gayle) of Cape Coral, FLorida and Daniel Bruce Cowdin(Randi) of Ferderal Way, Washington. He also leaves behind his sister Joann Ahlstrom of Utah with 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11am. Pastor Bruce Merton is scheduled to officiate. All furneral services are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907.(239)-322-0555. IN lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior


Published in The News-Press from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012