Attorney, Republican Secretary/Commissioner of Chicago Election Board, champion of new technologies to serve voters. Died April 19 in California of cancer at age 80. Served 20 yrs. with Chicago Election Board after 15 yrs. as member/chair of State Election Board. Born Nov. 21, 1934 in Chicago to Irwin and Juliette Cowen. Earned business, law degrees at NU. Lived in Arlington Hts. and Barrington before return to Chicago. Lead partner in law firms, most recently Stahl Cowen. Known for warm, sharp sense of humor and passions for family, Lyric Opera, Chicago Bears, Italy and golf. Survived by: loving wife Nadia; sisters Lois Roewade and Cle (Ron) Thompson; children Lisa (Mike) Amantea of Vista, Calif., Susan Cossette of Brisbane, Calif., Scott of Barrington; Steve of San Diego; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Celebration of life pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society
Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 28, 2015.