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Michael J. Cowser

October 19, 1971 — May 18, 2024


Michael J. Cowser age 52 of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 18, 2024. He was born October 19, 1971, in Oakland MD a son of Patricia Shawley Cowser of Bethel Park and the late Gerald A. Cowser. Michael lived in the Canonsburg area for over 20 years and was Lutheran by faith. He was a graduate of Bethel Park High School class of 1989 and earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from California University. Mike enjoyed photography, reading and music. He was employed as an environmental engineer with Clean Air Engineering of Robinson Twp. On October 9, 1999, he married Eleanora “Elle” Dille who he leaves behind after 24 years of marriage. Left to cherish his memory, in addition to his wife and mother, are his beloved children, Andrew G. Cowser and Gina C. Cowser, his brother, Jerry Alan Cowser and his wife Carol of Bethel Park, two nieces Abigail and Emily Cowser and his beloved chocolate Lab Milo 

Friends and family are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg (724) 745-8120. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Cowser’s name are suggested to the Washington County Humane Society. To view or extend condolences please visit

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