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James H. Cowan Jr.

Home: Troy, Pennsylvania
Date of Death: October 5, 2017
Age: 93
Birthplace: Cortland, New York
Birthdate: September, 14, 1924
Service Date: To be announced at a later date
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James H. Cowan Jr.

James H. Cowan Jr., formerly of Corning, NY, died at Bradford County Manor on October 5, 2017. He was 93 years old. 

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Carol G. Cowan and his eldest son, James H. Cowan III. 

He is survived by his son, Mark (Pamela) Cowan of Big Pond, PA; his daughter, Shelley (Si) Meyer of Corning; his son, A. Scott (Gigi) Cowan of Langhorne, PA; his daughter-in-law, Christine Snyder Cowan of Mount Morris, NY; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was born in Cortland, NY on September 14, 1924 to James H. Cowan, Sr. and Ruth Shaw Cowan. He is a veteran of WW II and served from 1943-1946 in the Army stationed in the South Pacific where he was involved in many noteworthy battles and was part of the first invasion force that entered japan right after Japan's surrender. When he returned from the war, he and Carol were married and, with the help of the GI Bill, he completed his Bachelors of Science at Colgate University. He worked as a high school teacher in Germantown, NY for a few years before he moved with his young family to Corning to work as a Chemist at Corning Glass Works for the remainder of his working life. 

He and his wife, Carol, were active members of the First Baptist Church. They were avid campers and loved the outdoors. They traveled on many road-trips all across America, including two to Alaska. He was generous with his time and resources and all of his family and many friends have relied on and have been very grateful for his generosity and support over the years. 

Plans for services are incomplete and are expected to be delayed for some weeks.

Notice will be given at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Corning.

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