Cowan, Jack William




August 13, 1940 – October 31, 1996


 He was survived by his Children: Dr. Garry Cowan, Bryan Cowan and Jacqueline Cowan Hartrick

with Linda Estes Cowan Hartrick (Pears) and

Michele Cowan from his second marriage and

7 Grandchildren


Personal Reflection

     Submitted by daughter Jacqueline (Cowan) Hartrick:  "Jack William Cowan passed away from lung cancer on October 31, 1996.  He was an intelligent man who loved to golf and to fly his own planes.  If you looked for him on the weekend, you would find him on the golf course or in the air!"

       "He received both his bachelors’ and master’s degree in computer science and worked in the computer industry.  He worked for many companies including Intel, Motorola, and SCI systems.  His last position was with US Airways as their computer technology director.  He was working on ticket-less travel at the time of his death.  He would be proud to know that his work is now being used throughout the United States."

       "Jack joined the Navy right out of high school and spent 20 years serving our country.  He retired as a Lieutenant.  He always viewed the military as a turn-around in his life.  At his request, he was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery In Virginia.,

       "Jack had four children and seven grandchildren.  It is our hope that as you read this tribute you will share some of your memories of Jack with his high school friends."


     From The Washington Post, (DC): Official obituary states Jack died in Herndon, VA and that he was a computer systems manager while in the Navy.  "He first moved to the Washington, DC area in 1975 to be computer manager for the Navy command and control center at the Washington Navy Yard.  Jack was IS manager for Intel and VP of SCI Systems in AL.  He joined US Air in 1990 as senior director of advanced technology and infrastructure."

     "He was a member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, Association of Computing Machinery, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Fleet Reserve Association, Retired Officers Association, Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, and St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Chantilly."






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