James L. Cowan, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James L. Cowan, Jr.

James L. Cowan, Jr., age 52, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Born in Lewistown, PA on January 19, 1962, he was a son of James L. Cowan, Sr. and Marjorie R. Swan Cowan. James was a member of the Newark High School graduating class of 1980. A talented carpenter, James worked for Drywall Associates located in Newark for many years.

He was a gifted baseball player, and in his youth pitched for the Newark and Babe Ruth Little Leagues, and later for Newark High School. James was inducted into the Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame, where he was honored for his excellent pitching abilities. In his leisure time, he was an avid bowler and hunter. Additionally, James was a member of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) and greatly enjoyed playing pool with fellow members and friends.

In addition to his parents, James is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years, Linda M. Galezniak Cowan; daughters, Valerie Parker and Rebecca Rodriguez (Gerard); brothers, Michael Cowan (Maryann) and Charles Cowan (Denise); 2 grandchildren, Vanessa and Gabriel Rodriguez; numerous aunts and uncles; and his loyal canine companion, Angel.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, February 8, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 9 am until 10:30 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702 B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.


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  • Had many happy times watching Jimmey grow up, love all of you!!! God is good. love Aunt Dot

  • I have some GREAT Memories from when we were kids especially the summer I spent time with him in Newark. Always have looked forward to seeing Jimmy and the rest of the family at the annual Family Reunions at Cowan’s Gap. I will surely miss Jimmy as everyone will that knew him. He is at peace now with our Savior and we will meet again for another Reunion. God Bless the entire family as you grieve the loss of a SPECIAL LOVED ONE. You will all be in my prayers. GOD BLESS

  • So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts

    Neighbors in Roseville Park
    The Barr Family

  • Linda,

    I am so sorry for your loss and pray you find comfort in all of the memories you shared with your husband. Cal worked with Jimmy at Drywall Associates. He will miss him.



  • I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. The Bible teaches that Jehovah is the God of all comfort. -2Corinthians 1:3,4. He promises to “wipe out every tear from (our) eyes and death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:4.) May you find comfort.

  • Thoughts and Prayers….

  • To Linda and the rest of Jimmy’s family….I was so shocked and saddened by the news of losing Jimmy. I wasn’t in touch with Jimmy for years so it was so nice to see him and Linda on occasion when I worked at Delaware Park. Jimmy was always nice when we were kids, right on through high school and as an adult in these recent years. Always just seemed like a good hearted person. So sorry for your loss and I hope you are surrounded by alot of love and support to help to get you through this.

  • Our deepest sympathies

  • Sorry to hear about you loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Terry & Brenda

  • I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Marge, Jim & family, Sorry to hear of Jimmy. I can still see him &Michael & Terry & Garth playing as little boys. I think of all of you often. I really miss Pat, she was like a sister to me. My love and prayers are with all of you. Mary . .

  • My heart is broken. Loving you always,
    Aunt Viola

  • I caught many games for Jim in Babe Ruth and at Newark High. He had a fine arm and great control.
    I always felt good when he was on the mound. So sorry for your loss.

  • Offering my deepest condolences to the Cowan family and friends for the loss of your dear loved one. May your treasured memories and the drawing ever closer to God through prayer begin to help bring you the comfort you need during these difficult days of sorrow. (2Cor1:3,4)(Rev21:4)(Acts24:15)(Isa25:8 & 41:10-13)

  • Sorry for your loss.May God comfort you in your time of need.

  • Linda, I know through my own experience that no words can help to ease the pain of losing a spouse. So I pray that as you go through this process, you will draw nearer to God. Continue to trust in the Lord and hold on to the Love and many, many memories that you shared with your husband. Remember all the laughter you shared, that may help you to smile through the tears.

    With Love and My Deepest Sympathy


  • My prayers are with the Cowan family, God Bless. I will always remember good time with Jim when we were young. Lots of back yard baseball, good fun camping and family reunions.

  • My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and may you find peace knowing you are not alone. Delores

  • This is Dougie miss u uncle jim and sorry for your loss grammy and grand pap dad uncle Mike and Jeff love u guys he’ll forever love in spirit