James "Jazzy" Cowburn

March 6, 1967 - October 3, 2017
Born in Syracuse, NY
Resided in Syracuse, New York
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James “Jazzy” Christopher Cowburn, 50, of Syracuse died Tuesday Oct 3, 2017.

Jazzy held various roles with the Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department for the past 25 years, most recently at the green house where he was instrumental in beautifying our city. He was the go to guy between the department and the neighborhoods and schools. His incredible enthusiasm and love for the city never wavered throughout his life. Jazzy was also very active in the Strathmore Community.

He was predeceased by his mother Susan Cowburn.

Surviving are his children; Kailla, Olivia, and Max.

Services were be held Friday, Oct 6th at the Edward Ryan & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery, Cape Vincent NY. Calling hours were held Thursday October 5, 2017.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to everyone for their love and support at this difficult time.

Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Team Tess, 200 Gateway Park Dr. Building C. Syracuse, NY 13212.




Calling Hours
Edward J. Ryan and Son Funeral Home
3180 Bellevue Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13219
Thursday, October 5, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Edward J. Ryan and Son Funeral Home
3180 Bellevue Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13219
Friday, October 6, 2017
10:00 AM
Vincent de Paul Cemetery
St Vincent de Paul Cemetery
Cape Vincent, New York Jefferson 13618
Friday, October 6, 2017
1:00 PM


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central New York Chapter- Team Tess
200 Gateway Park Drive, Building C
Syracuse, New York Onondaga 13212