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Mr. Mills Monroe Cowling, Jr.

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“Mills touched so many lifes, I don't think he relized how much he gave and asked only in return, but to listen. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Cason

“Mills and I attended Holtville High School together. I am older than he, and was surprised and very saddened to read his obituary. He was always an...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Julianne Clark Hataway

“Mills may have moved away from Chambersburg many years ago, but he has not been forgotten. The strides that he made in bringing Advanced Life...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Jim and Marcia Whitmore

“Mills was a big influence in my life. Mills and I were partners at Fayetteville for many years. He also helped me get into the paramedic program. I...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: David Stepler

“Mills was one of my best and dearest friends. We forged our friendship as paramedics in the early years of Advanced Life Support (ALS). He was a...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Bob and Terry Rynecki

“There are no words that can express the gratitude I have for Mills. I met him so long ago as a student in an EMT class that he was one of the...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Rod Cauffman

“Mills thank you for your love, compassion, and world of knowledge that you shared. Thank you for always being there for me. You are loved and...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Abby Belovarac

“Our wonderful, beloved Mills.....we wondered where the Christmas card was with your kittys mentioned somewhere in it...we wondered where the calls...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Christine Couturier

“To the Cowling Family I send my thoughts and prayers. Mills will be greatly missed. To Mills I send a HUGE THANK YOU for all you have done for EMS...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Douglas E. Bitner, Assistant Chief

“I was a Firefighter/Paramedic in Salt Lake City,Ut.,when I met Mills,thirty three years ago, I have never met anyone who could talk about so many...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Andrew Gomez

“Mills has blessed me with his help more times than I can count. He has been a good friend and an excellent EMT instructor to our students throughout...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Patsy Fiorenza

“I worked with Mills on a number of projects when he worked for the government in Chambersburg. I found Mills to be a compassionate, intelligent,...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Glenn Aylesworth

“We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mills. Dan had the opportunity to study as a paramedic with Mills as they...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Dan and Sally Harmon

“Mills was one of the first people I met in Chambersburg. We shared the fire service, photography, DESCOM and a lot of fun. He was an amazing person...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Susie Sturtevant McCarl

“Mills was a colleague and a good friend. There was never a dull moment when Mills was around. He was a lot of fun and his knowledge of Emergency...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: William Bill Little

“To the Cowling family and to Mills' many friends, my deepest sympathies go out to each of you. Mills was one of my dearest friends and a truly...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Wanda Cover

“Paramedic 113 what more needs to be said! What a great person and role model for the EMS community. Mills was there for us all when we needed him. ...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: beth anne poe-houseman, RN

“I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mills when he covered Chambersburg Borough Council for the Hagerstown newspaper. He was a hardworking...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Joe McGranaghan

“Anyone involved in EMS in the 80's in Franklin County surely remembers Mills. Our sympathies to the family. However, he left a legacy. Chambersburg...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Christophel, Chief

“Thanks for your dear friendship over all this years. I will never forget you and the good times we had. Your friend Klaus ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Klaus Engelhardt

“My heartfelf sympathy to the family and friends of Mills Cowling. He was truly a wonderful person and will be sadly missed by many. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Toni Uglow

“My heartfelt condolences to the family. Mills was one of my dearest friends for over 55 years. I love him like a brother. Rest with God, Mills, you...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Mick Favor

“Mills was a wonderful teacher and friend. I first met him through EMS and became closer with personal experiences in kidney transplant recepient...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Bethany Otto

“I was a co-worker and friend of Mills in Chambersburg for many years. He was a remarkable individual with so many accomplishments. I remember well...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Spencer Cason

“I worked with Mills a number of years ago at DESCOM. What a shock to read his obit in the Public Opinion this morning. Mills, I thank you for the...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Marilyn Noll

“For the Cowling Family: We extend our heartfelt sympathies to you. Mills was one of a kind and will be remembered fondly. He was one of the first...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Doug & Becky Chilcote

“On behalf of the staff of Ellison Funeral Home, I extend our heartfelt sympathy and assistance in your time of need. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Ken Hammock


COWLING, Mr. Mills Monroe, Jr., a prior resident of Chambersburg, PA for twenty-five years, died December 19, 2006 at his home in Wetumpka, AL. Mr. Cowling, an Episcopalian, was sixty-seven years old. Mr. Cowling was a native of Elmore County, AL and was the son of the late Mills M. Cowling of Elmore, AL and the late Elizabeth T. Cowling of Alabaster, AL. He was a 1957 graduate of Holtville High School where he was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Mr. Cowling was an Eagle Scout and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended the University of Alabama and was a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. Mr. Cowling worked as a professional journalist in the south for many years and was employed as a civilian by the U.S. Army for 23 years. In Chambersburg, Mr. Cowling worked as a volunteer and was a paid Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic for over two decades. He was a founder and former Chief of Operations for the Chambersburg Area Advanced Life Support Service. Survivors include his former wife, Marianne P. Cowling of Carlisle, PA; two sons, Brian Patrick Cowling of New Kensington, PA and James Harold Cowling of Lake Mary, FL; a sister, Mrs. Nancy C. Hall of Hoodsport, WA; and four granddaughters. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA. A reception to immediately follow the service at the Social Hall of the Franklin Street Fire Department, 70 North Franklin Street, Chambersburg, PA.