Peter Cowie

Peter R. Cowie

Tuesday, February 10th, 1948 - Friday, September 4th, 2020
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Peter Robert Cowie, 72, of Rotterdam, NY, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 after a short illness .He was born on a farm in Chester, NJ to William and Beatrice Cowie. After graduating from High School, he received his undergraduate degree at Newark College of Engineering and completed his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at Union College. He relocated to Schenectady, NY in 1970 to work for General Electric (Bechtel). He remained in that position for 38 years until he retired in 2008.

From his birth on February 10, 1948 to his death on Friday, he was the most kind and gentle man you ever met. He extended his kindness by his willingness to help others through his work in the community. Organizations he was a member of and contributed to include the Northeastern Woodworkers Association, Make A Wish Foundation, Schenectady 2000, and GE Elfun Society. He was an avid runner since high school and he- was-a member and volunteer for HMRCC. Numerous races he participated in include the Schenectady Stockade-athon (37 years), as well as, the Boston Marathon.

As part of the Northeastern Woodworkers Association, he built and learned to play the banjo and was part of a banjo group. Other interests included gardening, travel, golf , hunting and fishing. His biggest passion was spending time with his family. He would travel to all of his grandchildren's sporting or musical events to cheer them on.

He was an active parishioner and participant at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Rotterdam, NY.

Pete was predeceased by both his parents and his brother, Thomas Cowie.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Toni Cowie, his daughters, Angela (Andrew) Reimer and Melanie (Eric)
Capron,grandchildren, Lydia and Gillian Reimer and Lauren and Jack Capron, siblings Peg (Tom) Morgan, John (Marylynn) Cowie, Deb (Rick) Schmitt and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Calling hours will be Wednesday evening 6-8 PM at the Bond Funeral Home 1614 Guilderland Avenue Schenectady. Face masks and social distance guidelines will be followed. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Princetown Road on Thursday at 930AM.

Entombment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of NENY, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205 or Northeastern Woodworkers Association, 97 Railroad Avenue, Albany, NY 12205.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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    Face masks and social distance guidelines will be followed.
  • Service

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 9:30am
    Our Lady Queen of Peace
    210 Princetown Road
    Schenectady, NY 12306
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    Rev. Vincent Ciotoli
  • Interment

    Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum
    2501 Troy Schenectady Road
    Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Bill Wade

Posted at 12:41pm
My condolences to Pete's family. I was fortunate to get to know Pete at the start of my career at GE-MAO. I nice and kind man. Bill Wade

William Howard

Posted at 10:50am
My deepest condolences to the Cowie family. I played golf with Pete in the MAO/Bechtel league for many years. I even had the pleasure of being his partner a couple of times. Was always a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed.

Bill Howard

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Posted at 04:26pm
We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts to all of you. Love always, Randy, Beth, Dylan, Ryan, and Vivian Wharton
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Barbara Graber

Posted at 01:59pm
We send our heartfelt sympathy and love.
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Love, Ben & the Graber family

Posted at 12:55pm
With love and sympathy to the entire Cowie family. We feel so blessed that our paths crossed through Make a Wish.
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