Robert James Cowen, 55, of Cortlandville passed away July 7, 2022. He was born August 8, 1966 in Syracuse NY. He was a longtime resident of the area graduating from Homer High School in 1984. He had a great passion for wrestling that began at the age of seven. He received numerous awards, medals, and trophies as he continued to wrestle throughout high school. He worked with his father in the family business and eventually started his own; Cowen Quality Masonry. He was very passionate about his business as it showed in his work. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and gardening. He is survived by his parents Calvin and Connie (Fox) Cowen, his sister Rebecca and Mark Tanner, nephews and niece Stone Tanner, Jagger Tanner, and Mariska Tanner, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents William L. and Doris E. (Dudden) Fox, and his paternal grandparents Calvin H. and Nancy M. (Mastronardi) Cowen, Sr. Calling hours will be Sunday 12-2 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045. Services and burial will be private.