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Thomas Newton Cowell

February 7, 1930 ~ November 22, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Thomas (Tom, Todd) Newton Cowell passed away on Nov. 22, 2022. Tom was born on February 7, 1930 in Wana, WV, the son of Arthur Ray and Lona Lough Cowell. Tom graduated from West Virginia University in 1960 with a mechanical engineering degree and worked as a Station Superintendent of the coal-fired power generation plant in Cumberland, MD before moving his family to Greensburg to work at Allegheny Power (Cabin Hill) for 35 years. Tom briefly served as a member of the US Army, last stationed at the White Sands Missile Range. For years, Tom enjoyed traveling with his wife throughout the country, sometimes visiting family and friends. He was an active 92 year old and looked forward to weekly golfing with friends and his bowling league, where he even achieved a perfect 300 game. Tom also enjoyed meeting Allegheny Power Retirees monthly at breakfast. Tom grew fresh vegetables in his backyard garden, giving extras away to friends and strangers, and spent many summer days on his 1956 Ford tractor in WV. He was known to chop down trees for friends or plow the snow from a neighbor's driveway. Tom will be remembered as always having a lengthy joke, making homemade vanilla ice cream and loving to spend time with his family. Tom will especially be remembered for his unwavering loyalty and love of Ford trucks and Lincolns...and fast driving in his younger days. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Carl, Arthur, Hubert, Albert and a sister, Alberta Haught. He was a devoted husband for 62 years to his late wife, Jean Cowell, the love of his life. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Donna Senft (Dan) and Sharon Kolson (John), 2 sister-in-laws, Almuth Bishop and Betty Bishop. Tom was proud of his 4 grandchildren, Maureen Ward (Evan), Brian Senft, Andrew Kolson and Erica Kolson and 4 great-grandsons, Micah, Peter, Timothy and Zachary Ward, who especially brightened his day. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 27 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg. Additional visitation will also be at 10:00 am at the South Greensburg United Methodist Church, 411 Sheridan Avenue, South Greensburg on Monday, Nov. 28, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Pastors Pam Ramsey and Bob Moffat will officiate.  Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park with military honors accorded by Greensburg V.F.W., Post 33 Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to South Greensburg United Methodist Church at the above address. For online condolences, please visit

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November 27, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kepple Graft Funeral Home
524 N Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601

November 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
South Greensburg United Methodist Church
411 Sheridan Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601

Funeral Service
November 28, 2022

11:00 AM
South Greensburg United Methodist Church (Sheridan Avenue, South Greensburg)

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Thomas Cowell

February 7, 1930-November 22, 2022

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