|Death: ||Jun. 4, 2005|
ROBERT EUGENE COWEN '52
Bob died June 4, 2005, at his Knoxville, Tenn., home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Pueblo, Colo., he entered Princeton from Denver's South High School, where he was an all-star athlete. While at Princeton he married his beloved Beverly, majored in English, continued to excel as a football player, and belonged to Tiger Inn.
Bob spent his entire career in education, enjoying success and finding fulfillment in a variety of positions. He began as a secondary school teacher and coach at St. John's School in Houston and John Burroughs School in St. Louis. Then, in 1964, he turned to development work and over the years served as director of development at Willamette University, Colorado College, and Kenyon College, and as director of major gifts at Princeton. Finally, he capped his distinguished career as president of Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vt.
In 1989 he retired to Fairfield Glade, Tenn., where he was a member of Druid Hills Country Club and the Fairfield Glade Community Church. He served as president of the church board.
Surviving Bob are Beverly, his wife of 54 years; daughters Robin and Susan; sons David and Daniel; and 10 grandchildren. To them, the class extends deepest condolences.
The Class of 1952
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Record added: Sep 13, 2010
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