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J. Douglas Cowieson

  • On February 7, 2023

J. Douglas Cowieson, age 73, of Washington, passed away in his home on February 6, 2023. Born January 21, 1950, he was the son of the late Beldonna B. And Graham P. Cowieson. Loving father to Jay (Karen) Cowieson of Houston, TX, Jill (Dr. Robert) Daniels of Washington, PA and Graham (Alexis) Cowieson of Canonsburg, PA; Grandfather to 7 beautiful grandchildren who always brought a smile to his face, Lauren, Brody and Madeline Cowieson, Logan, Lexi, and Lucas Daniels, and Cohen Cowieson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother C. Graham Cowieson.

Doug was a professional figure skater who also coached, taught and judged figure skating. He enjoyed all sports, especially coaching several of his children’s sports teams. One of Doug’s proudest coaching moments was when he was the manager of the 1985 Pony League World Series team who were runners up that year. Later in life, there is nothing he enjoyed more than watching his grandchildren play sports.

Doug was a 1968 graduate of Washington High School, later earning his Bachelors Degree from the California University of Pennsylvania. He began his career as a teacher in Ohio before attending The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He became a licensed Funeral Director, and ended his career in sales.

Doug was a proud US Army National Guard Veteran where he was honorably discharged in 1975. He was a member of First Christian Church of Washington, PA where he served as an Elder.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. A service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Doug was a lover of all dogs. If you wish to make a memorial contribution in his honor, you can make it to The Washington County Humane Society, 1527 PA-136, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

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Lauren Cowieson
I love you Pappy❤️
Susan Reese
I met Doug through the Ice and Blades Club where we were members. He and Judy Blumberg were wonderful skaters that created never before seen moves in ice dancing pairs. I well remember them competing in the Olympics. Still think they were robbed and should have placed higher. They pushed the envelope. He will be missed.
Gretchen Hardy
I am so sorry to hear about Doug, I will miss my skating partner❤️