Bill Cowher: "Kaye was the rock we could all lean on"

The image is one NFL fans, especially in Pittsburgh, will never forget.

Bill Cowher, finally having climbed the mountain to Super Bowl champion, was embraced by his wife and three daughters at the moment he reached his career pinnacle.

The NFL world was saddened to learn Kaye Cowher, Bill’s wife, passed away Friday at the age of 54 to skin cancer.  Bill Cowher remembered Kaye in a statement released Saturday.

“Kaye was such a loving and compassionate person and she was the
foundation of our family,” Cowher said. “Kaye was
always at my side throughout my career as a player, coach, NFL analyst
and, most importantly, as a parent to our three daughters Meagan, Lauren
and Lindsay. They will miss their mother dearly.

“Kaye was the
rock that we could all lean on in the tough times. She was looked up to
by so many people and I cannot say enough about what Kaye meant to our
family. Her memory will never be forgotten. We would like to thank
everyone who has kept our family in their thoughts and prayers and for
those who have reached out to express their condolences. It is clear
that Kaye touched a lot of lives.”

Services are scheduled for Kaye Cowher Monday in North Carolina.  The Cowher family asked that anyone interested in making a donation on
Kaye’s behalf be directed to Family Resources of Pennsylvania.

30 responses to “Bill Cowher: "Kaye was the rock we could all lean on"

  1. As a Browns fan I want to say “blessings,” to the Cowher family. “God speed,” to Kaye.
    Football is just a game. In the game of life, we are all on the same team. In the game of life, all Browns fans wish the Cowher family strength and courage through this difficult time. May Kaye rest in Godly peace.

  2. Though I am a lifelong diehard Browns fan I hate to hear about this for anyone, even a Steeler. We walk the same roads of life together. Though we may battle on the field, a loss like this makes me feel for you. I send my condolences, Bill Cowher. To you, and your family.

  3. Steeler nation is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Kaye Cowher. Our thoughts and prayers of go out to B.C. and his family.

  4. When something like this happens, it Totally justifies setting aside personal things … To focus on family! My prayers go out to you and your family! The years you two had together after leaving football were Quality and Priceless ….also something that can never be taken away. Something several people don’t get in a lifetime. God Bless coach!

  5. Man, this really makes me want to cry. Prayers to all of the family and the kids.

  6. Indeed, a very sad day. They always seemed like a very happy family. I don’t know if anyone in the Cowher family would read this page…but you have all of footballs sympathy.

  7. Steeler nation is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Kaye Cowher. Our thoughts and prayers of go out to B.C. and his family.

  8. Maybe this was the reason he had not taken any HC jobs – spend time with his Wife and family. Good reason.

  9. Steeler nation’s (and hopefully all the NFL and their fans) thoughts and prayers are with the Cowher family.

  10. Tragic news. I’m sure they have good memories to remember, and that the good deeds of Mrs. Cowher will continue to impact our world in a positive manner. God rest her soul.

  11. This is just awful. Especially when you look at her life’s accomplishments.
    So young. So much more to do. A terrible and sudden loss. The coming days will abound with news of all the organizations and efforts impacted by this.
    All I can say is that what I know of Bill Cowher is that he has the strength to get through this and keep his family sound.
    God bless.

  12. Vikeing Fan here, I am so sorry for such a profound loss My condolences and wish for you to find a way to be even closer. If you ever want to Return to the NFL your always welcome here.

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