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Harry Cogswell

Harry Max Cogswell

Sunday, January 17th, 1926 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Harry Max Cogswell, 94, of Marietta, Ohio, died Monday, July 27, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 17, 1926 in Marietta, Ohio, to Benjamin Raymond and Linney Maude Caskin Cogswell.

Harry was a 1950 graduate of The Ohio State University, receiving his B.S. in Agriculture. He served his country in the U. S. Navy during WWII. Harry was the founder and President of Apex Feed & Supply, Inc, beginning in 1952.

Harry was very active with many community groups over the years, First Congregational Church, Washington State Community College Board of Trustees (Chairman and Vice Chairman), Rotary International (President and Paul Harris Fellow), Washington County Fair Board, Ohio Fair Managers Board of Directors, Dime Bank Trustee, Supervisor of Washington County Soil and Water Service, American Banc Corp, (Director and Trustee), The Ohio State University Extension Service Advisory Committee, representing 16 southeastern counties, Marietta Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Glenwood Retirement Community Chairman, Marietta Memorial Past Chairman of House Committee, The Ohio State University Buckeye Club, Signa Nu Fraternity and two time chairman of Marietta School Levy Financial Campaign.

With all of his involvements came many awards and achievements, 2002 Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year, 1977 Agricultural Person of the Year, High School All American in the 440-yard dash, and State Champion in 1944, elected Bucket and Dipper Junior Men Honorary, President of the Varsity “O” Club (The Ohio State University), four time member of the Western Conference All Star Track Team (Captain in 1950), Western Conference Champion in the 440-yard dash in 1948, The Ohio State University indoor record holder, 3rd fastest time in the 440-yard dash ever at the Ohio State University at the time, 1948 Big Ten Champion in the 440-yard dash, All Big Ten for four years, 1947-1950, relay team member at The Ohio State University, U. S. Navy Great Lakes Track Team and the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame 2000, and Honorary Board Member in 2014, and Marietta High School Hall of Fame.

He is survived by three sons, Benjamin Reps Cogswell (Melissa) of Lowell, Ohio, Daniel Linn Cogswell of Marietta, and Russell Paul Cogswell (Traci) of Marietta; five grandchildren, Harry Wilson, Max Chancellor, Brandon Russell, Whitney Allison Dobek, Russell Heath; great grandchildren, Rory and Cora Dobek, Maddie, Lincoln and Graham Cogswell; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Chancellor Cogswell, whom he married on August 24, 1949; sisters, Virginia Boord and Ruth Dake; and brother, Clifford Cogswell.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken, with that in mind, the 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing Harry’s family.

Funeral services, with same precautions, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with Melody Hoskinson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta.

His family would like to thank all of his loving caregivers over the years, for the special care they provided to Harry.

Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home is honored to serve Harry’s family and offers online condolences and many other resources by visiting their website, CawleyandPeoples.com.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken, with that in mind, the 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing Harry’s family.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken, with that in mind, the 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing Harry’s family.
  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken, with that in mind, the 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing Harry’s family.
    Officiant
    Melody Hoskinson
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Address
    Eighth& Washington streets
    Marietta, OH 45750
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Jacky Miner

Posted at 10:06am
I got to know Harry because he was a longtime trustee on the boards of Marietta Memorial Hospital and Glenwood. He was truly one of the good guys: reliable, generous, friendly, knowlegeable. I was new to Marietta when I met him, and he became a perfect example to me of the best of our community. He was a fine friend and a wonderful mentor. I was fortunate to know him.

Jacky Miner, Dir., Marietta Memorial Health Foundation (ret)
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Steve Carr

Posted at 05:43pm
My sincere condolences and prayers to the family, especially to Russ, Ben, and Dan. Your Dad was certainly an icon and well beloved in the community. I know my parents thought highly of him and made many a trip to Apex. Y’all are a tribute to his legacy.

Steve and Cindy Carr
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Kirk Hardman

Posted at 12:13am
Ben , Russ , and the entire Cogswell family I am truly saddened to hear the recent loss of your father and would like to express my sincere condolences .He was a tremendous role model to all and a wonderful leader and community member his entire life . Marietta was lucky to have him and he will be missed . I know your Mom will welcome him with open arms .Rest in piece my friend
JD

Jim, Kere, Tristan & Karlee Duffey

Posted at 04:31pm
We are so sorry for your loss. We are here if you need us for anything.
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Marian Davis

Posted at 03:21pm
To the family of Harry Cogswell...We are sorry to hear of the passing of Harry. Our father Tom Martin had always spoke so fondly of him and always enjoyed his company. Please know that we are sending you all our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless! Guy and Marian (Martin) Davis
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