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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
David R. Cowden
January 11, 1951 - January 22, 2020


Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Funeral Service - Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Graveside Service - Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown
Military Honors - Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Cemetery - Washington Crossing National Cemetery - 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940 - 800-535-1117 - Map
Family Florist - Schmidt’s Florist - 700 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-745-6234 - Map
Donation - IAFF Local 22 Widows Fund - 415 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 - 215-440-4400 - Map

David R. "Hoot" Cowden of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Mother's home: 7522 Bingham Street. He was 69 years old. Hoot was born January 11, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Harry E. Cowden and Ruth E. Cowden (nee - Bohnenberger). He is the beloved husband of Patricia Cowden (nee - Curran); father of Debbie Taylor and her husband Mark, Patty Ford and her husband Tim, Kim DiCrecio and her husband Ed, Tracy Malloy and her husband Joe, and Chrissy Devlin and her husband Dennis; grandfather of 12; great grandfather of 16; brother of Harry Cowden and his wife Linda, their 3 children, and 6 grandchildren, and the late Susan K. Young, her 3 children, and 1 grandchild.

Hoot served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era from August of 1969 until August of 1971 when he was honorably discharged. His decorations included National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Hoot was a nearly 30 year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department where he served at Ladder 23 and Engines 64 and 56. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22. Hoot was an was an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.

Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 9:30 A.M. and funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. Religious services were conducted by Rev. Owen Griffiths.

His graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States Army took place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 2:30 P.M. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory too IAFF Fire Local 22 Widows Fund, 415 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

Family flowers arranged by Schmidt’s Florist 215-745-6234.

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