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Former Freehold Soccer League Coach Dies at 75

Donald J. Cowie was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1672 and was a former coach for the Freehold Soccer League.

Donald J. Cowie, 75, of Freehold Township, died on Saturday, Feb. 9 at CentraState Medical Center. He Born in New York City, but resided in Freehold Township for the past 50 years.

Before retiring, Cowie worked as a metal lather for National Acoustics in New York City for his entire career. He was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1672 and was also a member of Bella Vista Country Club, Marlboro. Cowie was a former coach of the Freehold Soccer League, an avid fisherman and a NY Giant season ticket holder for 40 years. He was a communicant and usher at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Cowie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Claudette, his three daughters and two sons-in-law, Eileen Allen of Freehold, Marie and Ken Speers of Yardley, PA and Beth and Glenn Fischer of Washington, NJ; and 8 grandchildren, Jack, Matt and Maggie Allen, Christine and Kelly Speers and Kelsey, Austin and Douglas Fischer.

Services for Cowie were held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Freeman Funeral Home. A Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Should friends desire; donations in Cowie’s memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, of St. Rose of Lima parish, 16 McLean Street, Freehold, NJ 07728. Visit www.freemanfuneralhomes.com if you would like to leave a condolence for the family.

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