Kevin Thomas Cowan, 36, of Wheeling, WV passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at his home.
Born on April 8, 1985 to Connie (Stier) Cowan and the late Thomas R. Cowan, Kevin grew up in North Park where he met his lifelong friends. After attending college at West Liberty, Kevin pursued his passion for scuba diving by becoming a Dive Master and then a Certified Commercial Diver. Following in his father’s footsteps, Kevin achieved his dream of pursuing a career in law enforcement and served as a Wheeling Police Officer and as a police officer for the Village of Clearview. Kevin loved his job and would do anything to serve and protect his community and his brothers and sisters in blue. The special comradery and friendships he shared with his family in blue meant the world to Kevin. He was also a member of the Wheeling Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 and the Lewis Wetzel Pistol & Gun Club.
In 2006, Kevin met his other half, Lyn, and they spent their years growing together and pushing each other to follow their dreams. After marrying in 2015, Kevin and Lyn continued to root themselves in their hometown and welcomed their daughter and the love of Kevin’s life, Charlotte, in February 2020. Kevin was a supportive, loving, passionate, and protective husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Kevin put his heart into everything he did and made an impact on everyone he met. His infectious laugh will carry on in our memories.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Connie, loving wife of 5 years, Lyn (Bane) Cowan; his daughter Charlotte Cowan; his sister Kelly (Scott) Schane of Glen Dale, WV, and nephew Jason Schane.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 1-4pm & 6-8pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St., where funeral services will be held Friday, April 16, 11am. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Police Department in C/O www. tmcfunding.com.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyefuneral- homes.com