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1936 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Age 81, of Houston, died Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 19, 1936, in Burgettstown, the son of the late Robert Thompson Cowden and Myna Edith Rumbaugh Cowden. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked as a truck driver for Great Coastal Express. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canonsburg. Paul loved bowling and bowled with several leagues in Bridgeville and Washington. He was an avid motorcyclist and rode to California two times on his bike. Surviving are three daughters, Denise (John) Prevade of Sturgeon, Susan (Gene) Cox of Ingram, Christine (William) Rowan of Taunton, MA; two sisters, Nova (the late Verner) Jones of Pleasant Hills, Florence (the late Robert) Masteller of McMurray; six grandchildren, Michael Rees, Dawn Prevade, Melissa Rees, Adam "AJ" Prevade, Madison Rowan, William Rowan V; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Deceased are four nephews, Kenneth, Greg, Scott, Rod Cowden; a niece, Naoma Sassler; three brothers, Robert, Wayne and Ernest Cowden; a sister, Virginia Hudec. Friends will be received Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at WILLIAM G. NEAL FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, where services will be held Monday, December 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hickory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Activities Department at Townview Health and Rehabilitation, 300 Barr St., Canonsburg, PA 15317. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion, Edwin Scott Linton Post #175. Additional information and guestbook are available online at:
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 2, 2017
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