Paul C. Bowen Sr.

HANOVER Paul C. Bowen, Sr., 78, husband of Darlene Nearhood Bowen, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Hanover Hall following a lengthy illness. Born on April 9, 1935, in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of the late Leslie and Thelma Brown Bowen. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Bowen, Petty Bowen, and Bob Bowen. He had previously been employed by Baltimore Glass for many years before retiring from Port Contractors in Baltimore in 2001. He was a member of the B.P.O Elks #2608 and Raven Roost, both in Arnold, Md., and was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting as well as the water, where he spent time fishing and crabbing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Paul Bowen, Jr. and his wife, Eva, Paula Johnson, and Vicki Bowen, all of Wyoming, Steve Pless, Edwina Miller and her husband, Randy, and Mildred Shock, all of Hanover, Sharon Nail and her husband, Mike, and Annie Gillespie all of Shiremanstown, and Thomas Pless of Baltimore, Md.; two grandsons, Mike Bowen and Nick Shock, who he raised as his own; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Donkerly; and a brother, Leslie Bowen. A Gathering of Friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc, 311 Broadway, Hanover. In addition to other memorials, contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation of the VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting

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Panebaker Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Inc.
311 Broadway Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 637-5194

Published in Evening Sun on May 1, 2013