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Homegoing of H. Robert Cowles '49

Posted by Melissa.Hickey on Tuesday March 19, 2013

Rev. H. Robert Cowles '49 passed away on January 9, 2013 at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle at the age of 90. He was married for 63 years to Marjorie Dailey Cowles, who pre-deceased him. After graduating from Nyack, he earned a master's degree from New York University. He was an Army Signal Corps operator in WWII, stationed in the South Pacific. He subsequently was ordained as a minister and then served as a missionary with his wife to the Philippines from 1952-1963, then served at the C&MA headquarters in NYC for five years and an additional fifteen years as editor of the church magazine "Alliance Life." He also served for five years as executive director of Christian Publications in Camp Hill, PA. Surviving are a son, Daniel Harrison Cowles; three daughters, Rebecca Cowles Swanson (and husband John), Deborah Jane Cowles, and Esther Cowles Schaeffer (and husband Andrew); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Huck; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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