Matthew Bly Cowdrey, 20, McDaniel College student


A memorial service for Matthew Bly Cowdrey, a student at McDaniel College who drowned last week, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Easton.

Mr. Cowdrey, 20, died in a canoeing accident Jan. 17 in the Big Annemessex River in Somerset County, along with his friend Andrew D. Stenecker, also 20.

A 2003 graduate of McDonogh School, Mr. Cowdrey was a communications major at the college in Westminster.

He is survived by his parents, Roy B. Cowdrey Jr. and Dael Ferris Cowdrey of Easton; his paternal grandparents, retired Navy Capt. Roy B. Cowdrey Sr. and Annette B. Cowdrey of Annapolis; his maternal grandmother, Joyce Ferris of Easton; and several uncles and aunts.

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