Everett H. Cowan Jr., dedicated veteran

June 12, 2019

Everett H. Cowan Jr., 74, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home. He was born Sept 24, 1944, in Lebanon, N.H., son of the late Everett H. and Dorothy (Perkins) Cowan.

Mr. Cowan was a graduate of Lebanon High School, class of 1962.  A proud U.S. military veteran, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1963, then transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard, from which he retired after 20 dedicated years. He then worked for several years at the VA Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. Upon moving from San Francisco, Mr. Cowan lived briefly in Albuquerque, N.M., before settling in Rehoboth Beach, where he has enjoyed living for the past eight years. 

He was an avid runner, and completed many races and marathons, including the Bay to the Bridge Marathon.  Mr. Cowan enjoyed Broadway shows and trips to New York, traveling, dining, concerts, and beach going. Above all, however, he cherished time spent with those he held dear.  He was a wonderfully charming, energy filled friend to all who knew him. He always had time to help or simply listen to those that needed him.  His empathetic, positive, happy outlook and presence will be greatly missed!

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cowan was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Pamela; and his brothers, Guy and Kenneth. He is survived by his sisters: Ruth Thibodeau (Paul) of Ashburn, Va., and Connie Cote (Joseph) of Newark;  his several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephew; and his former wife, Martha Knowles.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 17, at 3 p.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.

Flowers are welcomed and donations in Mr. Cowan's memory may be made to the United Services Organization, PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20007.

Please visit Mr. Cowan's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at



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