Steven Vincent Cowell of North Las Vegas, Nevada died August 23, 2018, at the age of 63 in St. Helens, Ore.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 13, at The Trails at The Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave, Welches, Ore.
Steve was born May 25, 1955, to Kenneth and Joyce Cowell at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. As a child, he attended St. Michael School and enjoyed playing little league baseball. He later graduated from Penn Yan Academy with a scholarship from the American Legion. Steve was an avid golfer in his youth, an esteemed hobby that continued to flourish throughout his adult life.
Steve attended Wake Forest University (‘73- ‘76) where he worked toward a degree in medicine while being an active member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. Upon leaving Wake Forest, he then moved to Chicago where he began working for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, which eventually led him to Berkley, Calif. When he left the railroad, he moved to Burns, Ore. before settling in John Day, Ore. where he met his wife, Edie and her son, Charles. Steve and Edie were married Aug. 17, 1985, and were soon blessed with their daughters Katrina and Sarah.
Together they owned and operated the Corral Pastime, a favorite bar among locals for Steve’s New York style pizza. In 1992, the family moved to Gresham, Ore. where Steve began work as an HVAC Technician for Bewley Mechanical. In 2000 he joined UA Local 290 and began to work for Alliant Systems (FKA MacDonald Miller) until he retired in September of 2015. Steve was a passionate member of the union and continued his involvement into retirement. After retiring he and Edie moved to North Las Vegas, Nev. where he spent most of his time golfing with friends, following politics, placing bets in the sports book, and rooting for his many beloved sports teams. Steve loved the Yankees, the Buffalo Bills, NASCAR, and the Vegas Golden Knights. Each year he would enjoy his summer months visiting his children and grandchildren in Oregon with his wife Edie and their dog Murphy.
Steve is survived by his wife, Edie Cowell; his son Charles (Shareena) McKenna; his daughters, Katrina (Virgil) Newberry, and Sarah Cowell; three grandchildren, Addy and Nathan Newberry, and Emmalyn McKenna; his mother, Joyce Trombley; brother, Richard (Linda) Cowell; step-sister Molly (Jim) Towslee and step-brother, Bill Corcoran. Also surviving him are numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother Kenneth and Beverly Cowell, and his step-father, Donald Corcoran.