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Ronald Edward Cowan
  • October 01, 1934
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  • July 29, 2022

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Cowan, Ronald Edward, 87, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2022 in Dunnellon, FL, at his residence.

Ron was born on October 1, 1934, in beautiful St. Johnsbury, VT, to parents, Irving Allard Cowan, and Dorothy May (Levier) Cowan. He was raised in East Barnet, VT, and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. Upon graduation, Ron enlisted in the United States Army and faithfully served our country for three years during the Korean War. After leaving the military, he attended Indiana Technical College receiving an associates degree. Ron then began working for Hamilton Standard in Windsor, CT, in the aerospace industry. He retired as senior supervisor for the technical publications division. His team worked on the Astronaut Propulsion Units for Space Walks.

In the later years of Ron’s life, he enjoyed bowling, golfing, and snow skiing. He was a member of Joy Lutheran Church in Ocala, FL where he was active in the Men’s Club.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Rita Cowan, of Dunnellon, FL; son, Steven Cowan and his wife, Susan Cowan, of Colchester, CT; stepchildren, Kurt Keokuk, of Charles Town, WV, Keith Keokuk and his wife, Colleen Keokuk, of Carmel, IN. He was survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ron was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Cowan Dorsey.

Celebration of Life services will be held August 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at Joy Lutheran Church, Ocala, FL. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Suite 300, Ocala, FL 34481. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.baldwincremation.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Marion County.


Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church
7045 SW 83rd Place Ocala, Florida 34476

Date & Time:
August 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM

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  1. Obituary Admin says:
    05 Aug 2022
    My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Cowan family. Rest in Peace Ron! - John E. Ferry

  2. Deborah Allen says:
    02 Aug 2022
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences to Rita, my dear friend Kurt and your family. My prayers are with you to remember Ron’s smile, humor and all the things he took pleasure in and had compassion for. These will help you through the toughest part of your mourning. I know that God has him in his arms and Ron is in a beautiful place.

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