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Max Reece Cowgill
Max Reece Cowgill, 68, of Richwood died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at his home.
A 1948 graduate of Richwood High school, he served in the Korean War from 1951-53, including seven months as a meteorologist stationed near the 38th parallel. He worked 12 years, mostly in Delaware County, as aSechni-cian for Ohio Proved Sire Service, mostly in Delaware County, and Several years as co-owner of BC Plumbing & Heating Service. He retired in 1993 after 25 years at PPG Industries in Delaware where he was a member of UAW Local No. 1588.
He was a loyal member of the Democratic Party and a member of Rich-wood VFW Post 870 and Baccarat American Legion Post 40. He was a lifetime member of the American Dairy Goat Association, for which he served six years as an elected board member from District IV, and was a 4-H leader for seven years. He was a longtime former member of Grace United Methodist Church in Delaware where he held the positions of trustee, lay delegate and president of the Methodist Men.
He was a member of the Richwood Civic Center where he sang in the choir for a short time and he enjoyed driving the center's van when needed. His favorite hobbies were golf and shooting pool with his buddies. He also had an intense interest in his family genealogy and was a member of the Pioneers of Delaware, Marion, Crawford and Union counties and the First Families of Ohio, with 11 ancestors proven in Ohio by 1820.
He was bom Sept. 5, 1929, in Claibourne Township to the late Oliver and Edith Reece Cowgill and was preceded in death by three brothers, iSvight, George and Vernon, and a sister, Alberta Aukland.
He is survived by his wife, Marian D. Laulis Cowgill whom he ii&rried Oct. 18, 1952, in Caroline, Ohio; two daughters, Diane (Stan) Wood ^Magnetic Springs and Annette (Aaron) Beachy of Plain City; a son, Kirt Cowgill of Magnetic Springs; seven grandchildren, Jason Keigley, Kimberly and Jesse Cowgill and Israel, Sylas, Noah and Elisha Beachy; and a sister, Rose Marie Cook of Marysville,
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery where the Richwood American Legion and VFW posts will conduct military services. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood EMS, Richwood Civic Center or Tricare Hospice of Union County in care of the funeral home

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