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“Uncle Bob will be remembered with gentle and happy feelings. His smile and laugh are etched in my memories of family gatherings. Rest in peace now as...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Nancy and Benny Sandler - Plano, TX

“How fortunate I was to have had Bob for a brother. He was such a good, caring person and I am grateful to have been his "little" sister. He used to...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Polly Hamilton - Plano, TX

“Uncle Bob was one of the most gentle men. He and my father were cut from the same fabric. Gentle, kind; a true gentleman. I remember his laugh, his...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Cathy Small - Cornelius, OR

“While I didn't know Uncle Bob that well, I've heard so many loving stories of this amazing man. You don't find many people anymore that are referred...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Bonnie Underwood - Forest Grove, OR

Robert George Kowell, 97, born on April 26, 1919, in Massillon, Ohio, passed away April 12, 2017. He is one of 5 children born of Victor D Kowell and Cecelia "Elsner" Kowell. He was a life-long Catholic and a believer saved by the grace of Jesus. He resided along with his wife in Loma Linda, California for over 4 years, with his daughter Susan as caregiver, at the time of his passing. He grew up in Alhambra and went to Ramona Grammar School, Alhambra High School (Class of '36), and Pasadena Junior College. He served in WWII with the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force. He married E. Virginia"Ginnie" Johnson on March 7th, 1943 at the Pasadena Wedding Chapel. He worked as a Patternmaker in the foundry business for about 45 years. He and Ginnie spent the last 30 years, before moving to Loma Linda, living in Pasadena. He is survived by his wife, 2 children, (Susan M. Morris and Robert S. Kowell), one granddaughter, (Janine Farnham), one great- grandson (Joshua Farnham), and one living sister, Pauline "Polly" Hamilton, 91, who lives in Plano, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Covina, California.