Richard G. “Dick” Cowden, 88, of McDonald, died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born September 6, 1931 in Hickory; a son of Harry W. and Grace E. (Schaffer) Cowden.
Mr. Cowden was a graduate of Hickory High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a hot bed operator for L.T.V. Steel Corporation in Aliquippa for 33 years, retiring in 1984.
Dick was a member of the U.S.W.A. Local #1211, the Masonic Blue Lodge and the S.N.P.J. 89er’s Club in Midway. He was past commander of American Legion Post #485, McDonald and a member of the V.F.W. Post #567, McDonald.
When his kids were young, he was involved in McDonald youth baseball, was Cubmaster of McDonald Pack 394 and was Scoutmaster of McDonald Troop 392. He was an avid hunter and often enjoyed playing Euchre on Mondays with the guys at the American Legion.
On September 16, 1954, he married Doris J. Campbell, who died May 20, 2015.
Surviving are two sons, Rick (wife Janice) Cowden of Clinton and Jim (wife Debbie) Cowden of McDonald; a daughter, Lynn (husband Don) Thomas of Okeechobee, FL; a sister-in-law, Julia Cowden of Burgettstown; seven grandchildren, Jason Cowden, Daniel (wife Julie) Cowden, Amy (husband Josh) Gilbert, Megan (husband Max) Davis, Aaron Cowden, and Maci and Jenna Thomas; and five great grandchildren, Alex and Ava Cowden, Duke and Elsie Davis, and Coleson Gilbert.
Deceased are a brother, Wayne Cowden; and two sisters, Doris McGraw and Dorothy Murray.
Friends will be received from 12 – 4 and from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 with Rev. Sue Petritis officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.
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