William "Bud" Joseph Cowsill, Sr., father of the clan died of leukemia on September 29, 1992
Barbara C. (Russell) Cowsill, mother of our faves died of emphysema in Tempe, Arizona on January 31, 1985
Bud and Barbara were the parents of seven, the grandparents of eighteen, and - as of 2011 - the great-grandparents of twelve. ... Both were cremated, their ashes mixed and scattered in the Pacific ocean.
William "Billy" Joseph Cowsill, Jr. died in Calgary, Canada on February 18, 2006 of multiple illnesses. Billy was cremated and his ashes scattered in the ocean off Indian Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island. Billy was the father of two and grandfather of one (as of 2010).
Richard "Rich" "Dick" James Cowsill is retired and living in New Mexico as of January 2011. Richard is a father and grandfather.
Robert "Bob" Paul Cowsill lives in southern California and plays various solo gigs around the area and also around North America with The Cowsills. Bob also works for a computer company with systems in hospial emergency rooms. Bob is a father and grandfather.
Paul Mitchell Cowsill is a farmer in Oregon. Paul also still does construction and has worked with movie teams in construction and greens. Paul also travels and performs with The Cowsills. Paul is a father and grandfather.
Barry Steven Cowsill died in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans approximately September 2, 2005. His body wasn't found until December 2005. Barry was cremated and his ashes were scattered - part in the ocean off Indian Avenue in Middletown and part in Newport Harbour - both in Rhode Island and part in the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Barry was a father, grandfather, step-father, and step-grandfather.
John Patrick Cowsill lives in southern California and tours as the drummer with The Beach Boys. John is a father.
Susan Claire Cowsill lives in New Orleans and is still VERY active in the music scene. Susan has her own band, The Susan Cowsill Band, and also tours with The Cowsills. Susan is the mother of a beautiful daughter and has a step-son.