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“Scott was a real gentleman and professional. It was a pleasure to have known him and worked with him. He will be long remembered. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel Petrowski - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Cowburn Family, I did not know Scott personally, but he was an usher at OLG , faithful, kind and has been missed during his illness. My...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Erin King - BRIDGEVILLE, PA

“Our sincere condolences to your family. Knowing Scott and Working with him has been a great privilege. We are all very sadden and will always...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sogol Gremi - Fairfax, VA

“Very sorry to hear of Scott's passing, he was a committed engineer and someone that was quick to smile and put you at ease. He'll be missed, R.I.P....Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Milton Lenhart - Pittsburgh, PA

“Sympathy to Maggie, kids and the rest of the family/friends . He was my boss for years at ALCOSAN. An honorable and fair man. He will be missed by...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Harriet Shank - Livingston, TX

“Rest in Peace. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: April Ricketts - IL

“Death is never easy to cope with especially when young but God's word can comfort you. Luke 7:11-15 ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort and mercy, grant your family hope, and comfort during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11 ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Cowburn Family,I was fortunate enough to meet Scott back in the Fall of 2004 as a new employee at CDM Smith (CDM back then). Shortly...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Philip Salerno, Sr. - Churchill, PA


Scott Cowburn passed peacefully to eternity on June 5, 2019, surrounded by his family. Born in Syracuse, NY on September 3, 1958, to Robert and Ellen (Godfrey) Cowburn. He went on to make his home in Lowell, MA while attending the University. There he found love in Margaret (Nutter) Cowburn. The couple married in Lowell, MA on November 9, 1985. Together they started their family in Stoneham, MA, some time was also spent living in Salem, NH until moving to the Mt. Lebanon section of Pittsburgh, PA in 1996. He graduated from Cortland State, NY with a BS in Biology. Scott, also, graduated from the University of Lowell (UMass) in 1985 with a BS in Civil Engineering. He began his career in Stoneham at Metcalf and Eddy. His professional engineering career brought him to Pittsburgh. He worked for CDMSmith on various projects until present. Board certified in civil and environmental engineering, his passion for the preservation of the environment was a driving force in his professional vocation. Scott loved spending time with family. He was an honorable and loving husband. He took much pride in rearing his children. He loved the privilege of having a granddaughter. He remained positive throughout every challenge and built his life without complaint or regret. He enjoyed golfing, biking, ballroom dancing, coaching youth soccer and time with nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Maggie; and son, Robert Cowburn, along with fiancée, Alayna Zottola and granddaughter, Rebel Cowburn; his daughter, Christine Dressman with husband, Robert, and son Zachery Cowburn; his mother Ellen (Godfrey) Cowburn; as well as many aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Cowburn. Relatives and friends will be received at the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township 15220. Calling hours are Sunday and Monday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to Dr. John McDyer's research group at the University of Pittsburgh, for medical research to advance the science, diagnosis and treatments for telomere-mediated diseases. These donations will establish the Scott Cowburn Memorial Research Fund which should be indicated in the memo area of the check. Please make checks payable to the "University of Pittsburgh" and send to: University of Pittsburgh - PACCM C/O Dorothy Voith, NW 628 MUH, 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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