Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences again Lindsay and David and all your siblings Big Ben especially Peggy and of course pledge brother Kenny. Just came from the service and the meal and it was a great celebration for a wonderful man. I will never forget Big Ben and its heart that was bigger than him especially while pledging a fraternity in the winter of 1973. God bless Benny and see you again someday. Vtl, Corky

Posted by Charles corky Hall - Chesterland, OH   April 14, 2018

Can say it any better than this: He was a Fine Man, Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Friend. Truly epitomized all that was ATO at BW! A great Brother. Rest in Peace Ben. VTL! Sums

Posted by Mark Summers - Avon Lake, OH - Classmate   April 08, 2018

So sorry to learn of Ben's sudden unexpected death. My thoughts and prayers for each of you as you fondly cherish precious experiences you shared with Ben. I was fortunate that when Ben approached Akron Children's Hospital Oncology Department years ago, I was asked to meet with him. I immediately could appreciate his love for Benny and desire to honor his legacy by assisting other children and families facing the stress of coping with cancer. Ben cared about each family and truly made the process of assistance very simple and generous. I was able to attend a few of the foundation's fund raising events. I still smile when I recall how winners would cover the cost of the item but then immediately forego the item so additional money could be raised. This was very ingenious, however my senior Dad couldn't understand how anyone "won" an item when it wasn't accepted! I had to explain the generous support to my Dad for weeks afterward. Take gentle care of yourselves.

Posted by Nancy Carst - Akron, OH - Acquaintance   March 28, 2018

So sorry to hear of Ben's passing. Prayers and condolences to the Cowgill family. RIP Ben.

Posted by Gary Bradison - Reseda, CA - Friend   March 25, 2018

Ben,,,You called me when I was fighting cancer.Your comforting and reassuring voice was so welcome.From your car or at home.Lifelong friend..LOVEYOU buddy.RIP...Herbie Neeland

Posted by Herbie Neeland - Rogers, AR - friend   March 23, 2018

Lindsey - I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Judy Wearden - Kent, OH - Friend   March 23, 2018

May your Guardian Angels keep vigil with you during your time of loss. Prayers and Healing Light sent to all.

Posted by Cheri Harding - Freeport, OH - Friend   March 22, 2018

It has been my pleasure to work with Ben at the Jenkins Student-Athlete Academic Assistance Center at Kent State University for the past four years. Ben is kind, understanding, fun and I am happy to have become his friend.

Posted by Nancy Kovach - Stow, OH - Coworker   March 21, 2018

The Sun does not always shine on foothills of Appalachian Mountain. He children born there that go out into wider world do shine. Thank you God for life of Ben Cowgill.

Posted by Jim Hugh Thorn - MASSILLON, OH - Family Friend   March 21, 2018


great times together being brothers of ato

Posted by fred schubert - medina, OH - Friend   March 21, 2018