James Robert "Bob" Cowdrick, 80, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Meritus Medical Center of Hagerstown, MD. Born October 26, 1935 in Florida, he was the son of the late Robert Ellsworth Cowdrick and Dorothy Ink (McCuean) Cowdrick. The family moved to this area in 1942. He was a graduate of Mt. Aetna Academy of Hagerstown (where he met his wife) and Washington Adventist University of Takoma Park, MD. Bob was a fruit grower and operated Twinbrook Orchards located at Edgemont Road in Smithsburg, MD. He was a charter member of the Waynesboro Seventh-day Adventist Church and held multiple leadership positions right up til his passing. Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Esther Marie (Poole) Cowdrick, whom he married June 2, 1956, six children, James Robert Cowdrick II, Robin Cowdrick Davis, Bruce Alan Cowdrick, John Mark Cowdrick, Christopher Ray Cowdrick and Sandra Cowdrick Trumpower, sister, Dorothy Cowdrick Moll, ten grandchildren, one great grandchild and one niece. A memorial service will be held, Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 2:00pm at the Waynesboro Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 1 State Hill Road Waynesboro, PA. Bob Cowdrick cared greatly about christian education putting all six of his children through the local church schools, Mt. Aetna Adventist Elementary School and Highland View Academy in Hagerstown, MD. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Highland View Academy's Worthy Student Fund at 10100 Academy Drive Hagerstown, MD 21740-1800. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home of Smithsburg, MD.
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