Charles Cogswell

Obituary of Charles H. Cogswell

Charles H. Cogswell of Wayne (formerly of Byram) passed away Sunday May 17, 2020 at the Arbor Ridge Care Center, Wayne. He was 93. Born in Brooklyn New York on April 19, 1927 to the late Charles S. and Adelaide (Schiehl) Cogswell, he lived in Byram before moving to Wayne one year ago. Known for his good sense of humor and to be quick witted, Charles enjoyed photography, computers, woodworking and music (even playing the saxophone at one time). Prior to his retirement, he was a control engineer with Atlantic Mutual Insurance in Short Hills. Charles was a Merchant Marine veteran. Beloved husband for 71 years of Rosemary (Ripp) Cogswell. Beloved father of Christopher Cogswell, Bryan Cogswell, Victoria Cogswell, Geoffrey Cogswell, Valerie Clark, the late Alan Cogswell, Douglas Cogswell, and the late Charles Cogswell, Jr.. Loving grandfather/great-grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements are private. For those desiring memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org).
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