Albert D. McCowen
The journey for Albert D. McCowen ended October 6, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and Niagara Hospice. He was born July 18, 1933 inside a house at Brick House Corners in Pembroke, NY, and was the son of Paul C. and Esther (Rader) McCowen.
He worked for Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors from 1955 to 1991, starting out on the assembly line, then patrolman, and working his way up to Lieutenant for plant security. He was awarded the General Motors Safety Citation in August of 1976 for performing CPR on a woman at the plant who had gone into cardiac arrest.
Albert was also a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 48 years and the oldest member of his home group in Williamsville, NY. He participated in 12-step calls for Alcoholics Anonymous and conducted weekly AA meetings at Attica State Prison and the VA Hospital. He would also go to the local schools 3-4 times a year with his friend, Don, and give talks to students about Alcoholics Anonymous.
His hobbies included watch and clock repair which he learned as a child and continued his entire life, hitting the slots at the casino on occasion and being a mentor to his children and grandchildren always.... He was a member of the VFW in Lockport and proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1950-1953 and is a Korean War Veteran.
Albert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley (Kellogg) McCowen; children, Deborah Ramos, Diane Dellario, David (Robin) McCowen, Donna McCowen, Darlene (John) DiCarlo, and Doreen (Stephen, Jr.) Mura; along with 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Roger (Pat) McCowen, and late Richard McCowen and Diane McCowen; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Thursday, October 10th from 3-7 PM at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, where funeral services will be held Friday, October 11th at 10 AM. Interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery.
The family would like to say a special thank you to aides, Dorothy and Tammy, nurse, Kim, and social worker, Cheryl, from Niagara Hospice for their loving care and support during this most difficult time. For this reason, memorial donations to Niagara Hospice would be appreciated.
The family takes special comfort in knowing that their dad "will always be in the window."
Published on October 8, 2019


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Helen Barrett
Oct 13, 2019
Shirley, Darlene,Debbie and the rest of the McCowen family; I send my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I still have fond memories of your dad during the “Starfire Years”. He lived a full life and left each of you with very special memories which will help to ease the pain you feel now. Please remember: “Sorrow Is Not Forever, Love Is”.
Oct 09, 2019
Grandpa, AKA (THE WEAPON) you will always be in my heart. We will all miss the stories you told at family get togethers. I will miss all the good laughs that we had together. I know you will always be watching us and we will will always be thinking about you. Love you Gramps
Bob Jones
Oct 08, 2019
Godspeed old friend you were a pleasure to work with at HRD and you will be missed!
Susan Schultz
Oct 08, 2019
Dear Shirley and family I am so sorry to hear about Al I will truly miss seeing him ...we go back many years always a kind gentleman I will always remember how he would bring me his giant candy bars from his stash! Sending my love and hugs to all of you during this very difficult time ❤️