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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.

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