Harold E.'s Story

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Harold E. Cowan, 90, of Beverly, died Tuesday at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Esther (Amsellem) Cowan and they shared 60 years of marriage before her passing in 2013.
Born in Dorchester, he was the son of Arthur and Lydia (Morse) Cowan and predeceased by his sister, Ann. Harold and Esther owned the Linen Tree store in Vinnin Square for many years before retiring in 1989. He was an Army veteran, serving in Korea from 1945 -1947.
Harold was a member of Temple B’nai Abraham of Beverly and had been an active member of TBA Brotherhood, B’nai Brith and the Masons at various points in his life. He was passionate about music and dancing, was a self-taught drummer who played with bands up until his 90th birthday, enjoyed bowling and golf and more recently playing pool at his home at Colonial Gardens.
Harold is survived by his two sons, Arnie and wife, Nancy Cowan of Beverly and Bob and wife, Deb Cowan of North Andover. He also leaves four grandchildren, Adri, Jacob, Spencer and Amanda Cowan.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 12 noon at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 East Lothrop Street, Beverly. Burial will take place next to his beloved Esther in Sons of Abraham Cemetery, 81 Cole St., Beverly. Memorial Observance will be held at the home of Nancy and Arnie Cowan on Friday after burial, until 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. with Minyan at 7pm.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to
Care Dimensions (Kaplan Hospice House) 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stanetsky Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, MA 01970. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.
Published on  September 14, 2017
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