The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituary Archives

July 1, 2013

Howard J. Cogswell Sr.

ASHTABULA — Howard James Cogswell Sr., age 78, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013.

One of eight sons born to Frank and Martha Bell (Fultz) Cogswell, he was born in Moorhead, Ky. on June 30, 1934. Howard was a proud Veteran of the United States Army; he served two years before being honorably discharged in 1957.

Howard was a retired lumberjack. He was at home in the woods, acquiring a knowledge and love of God's bounty that can only be appreciated  by a life's work. He treated the forests with great care....never harvesting a tree before it's time; never taking more than what was needed...and by example, teaching pride of stewardship by leaving the smallest footprint on this earth. Among his fondest pastimes, was the time he spent fishing with his grandson, Josh. Together, they talked of big and small things, all in the quietness of nature's grace.

He was a modest man in expression but generous of heart and laughter. Of his greatest gifts, it was imparting the love of music to his children, and especially his son, Howard Jr. that will be best remembered, most treasured. They loved to sing and play the guitar together. He was a loyal and devoted friend; always ready to lend a hand where it was needed.

A good provider, he worked hard to care for his family, all the while showing them the satisfaction in hard work and the feeling of accomplishment for a job well done. Howard was a humble man, rarely giving advice unless asked. He showed his love by example; patience, and fairness in all things. Above all, he showed them love.

Howard is survived by his children, Richard Cogswell of Austin, Texas, Elizabeth (Mark) Hammonds of Alto, Mich., Howard James  Cogswell Jr. of Ashtabula, Jinny (Reed) Hunter of Missoula, Mont. and Babbette (Wayne) Muhle of Cedar Park, Texas; 12 loving grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Betty Jean Mlasko of Texas; and his brother, Tony Cogswell. Mea Stewart and Dorothy “Dottie” Cogswell, are among the many loving nieces and nephews.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • MALVINA I. MADAR

    Malvina Irene Madar, 94, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at ACMC.

    April 22, 2014

  • Harry E. Beck

    Harry E. "Butch" Beck, 61, of Geneva, Ohio, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Tripoint Medical Center, Concord Township.

    April 22, 2014

  • Maxine E. Koski Maxine E. Koski

    Maxine E. Koski, age 95, of Ashtabula, died at the Ashtabula County Medical Center on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • WINIFRED M. TISCH

    Winifred Marie Tisch, 73, died at her home on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

    April 22, 2014

  • KAREN J. ANDERSON

    Graveside service for Karen J. (Pasqualone) Anderson will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, Eastlawn St., Geneva.

    April 22, 2014

  • JOHN H. MARTENS

    John “Johnny” H. Martens, 60, of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, on the island that he loved.

    April 22, 2014

  • MAXINE KOSKI

    Maxine Koski, of Ashtabula, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

    April 21, 2014

  • MALVINA MADAR

    Malvina Madar, 94, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

    April 21, 2014

  • LEON EIERMANN

    Leon “Lee” Eiermann, 88, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

    April 20, 2014

  • BETTY V. SMILEY

    Betty Virginia (Burroughs) Smiley, 95, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Ashtabula.

    April 20, 2014

  • ANN OLIVERI

    Ann Negrelli Oliveri, 69, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hillcrest Hospital.

    April 20, 2014

  • JIMMY R. MACK

    Jimmy R. Mack, 69, of Geneva, Ohio, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

    April 20, 2014

  • WINIFRED TISCH

    Winifred Tisch, 72, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at home.

    April 20, 2014

  • ELEANOR T. CHARVAT

    Eleanor T. Charvat (nee: Sierocki), 89, died March 31, 2014, at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

    April 20, 2014

  • Donna M. Bucci Donna M. Bucci

    A reunion occurred in Heaven on Friday, April 18, 2014, as Donna's spirit moved beyond Earth and met with Albert's. They are experiencing the joy of being together again and catching up on years they were denied.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOROTHY S. FLETCHER

    Dorothy S. Fletcher (nee: Rathman), 99, of Burton, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at UH-Geauga Regional Medical Center.

    April 20, 2014

  • Burl I. Moore Burl I. Moore

    Burl Irving Moore, age 89, of Garfield Lane, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • PAUL S. EVANS

    Paul Stoddard Evans, 85, of Stevensville, Md., formerly of Conneaut, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

    April 20, 2014

  • DONNA M. BUCCI

    Donna M. Bucci, 81, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at home.

    April 19, 2014

  • BURL I. MOORE

    Burl Irving Moore, 89, of Garfield Lane, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 19, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide