Norma J. McCowin

NEGLEY – Norma J. McCowin, 72, of state Route 154, formerly of East Palestine, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday at Kindred Hospital of the Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center, where she had been a patient.

Born July 22, 1940, in Beaver Falls, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank C. and Mary (Muoio) Policaro Sr.

Her husband, Garald B. “Jerry” McCowin, whom she married April 8, 1961, preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2009.

Survivors include three daughters, Jodi McCowin of Wooster, Jill (J.R.) Justice of Negley and Lt. Col. Gayle Davis, U.S. Army, Baltimore, M.D.; a sister, Evelyn (Ron Sr.) Riffle of South Beaver Township; and three brothers, Frank Policaro Jr. of Patterson Township, Anthony (Mary Lou) Policaro Sr. and Albert Policaro, both of Chippewa Township.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home in East Palestine ( with the Rev. Daniel Cipar officiating. Burial will follow in Glenview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.