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Jerry Bowden

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Jerry Bowden

NEWARK: A funeral service for Jerry Bowden, 83 of Newark will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Reverend JCP Sullivan, St. Francis de Sales Parish Priest officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Jerry passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center, operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born February 22, 1930 in Lowell to the late Benjamin and Edna (Dobbins) Bowden.

A 1948 graduate of Newark High School, Jerry attended The Ohio State University and was employed as an electrician with IBEW #1105. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In addition to IBEW, he was a member of the American Legion, AMVETS, Eagles, Elks, and Newark Maennerchor. He enjoyed wood working, cooking and was an avid golfer. He loved to golf in Ohio and Florida.

Survivors include his wife of over 59 years, Amy (Henzy) Bowden, whom he married November 14, 1953; sons, John (Deb) Bowden of Ostrander, Jim (Paula) Bowden, Jake (Karen) Bowden, all of Newark; daughters, Cindy Gardner of Newark, Sam (Mark) Cox of Westerville; a daughter in-law, Linda Bowden of Newark; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Richard) Coleman, Barbara (Rob) Lovell, Jennifer (Daniel) Bowden, Jessica (Jake) Hinton, Jeff (Angela) Bowden, Joanna (Nick) Kelley, Andrew (Jessica) Bowden, Janet Bowden, Jon Bowden, Michael Bowden, Christopher Bowden, Amy Cox and Catherine Cox; ten great-grandchildren; a brother David (Anne) Bowden of Findlay; and a sister, Nina Broderick of California.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Joe Bowden; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Friends and family may call from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at VENSIL & CHUTE FUNERAL HOME, 1850 W. Main Street, Newark.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Published in the Advocate on Apr. 20, 2013
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