Dr. Robert J. Bowles, after an extended stay at Shands Hospital in Gainesville awaiting a heart transplant, returned home and died peacefully surrounded by his family in the early morning of August 5, 2012. Dr. Bowles was born on December 14, 1946 in St. Louis Missouri. He graduated from the University of Illinois and received his Medical Degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1972. After completing his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Loyola University he joined a private practice in Wheaton, Illinois for 8 years. In 1984 Dr. Bowles moved to Orlando as one of the founding members of Physician Associates. For over 25 years Dr. Bowles served as the Department Chair of the Ob/Gyn department and for 14 years as Chairman of the Board until his retirement in 2011. His spirit lives on in all of the deep personal care he rendered to his patients and the babies he delivered throughout the years. He leaves a legacy of devotion to his family, friends, patients and to Physician Associates. Dr. Bowles is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Anne Bowles; and his daughters: Suzanne Lupori, Heather Bowles, and Allison (Scott) Tulino. He also leaves behind five grandchildren: Alyssa & Kylie Lupori, Zoe Fox, Michael & Lexy Tulino; two sisters: Barb Jones & Mary Becker; and one brother: Jim Bowles, MD. Memorial services will be held at Annunciation Catholic Church; 1020 Montgomery Rd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family requests donations be made to the
. As a final request from Dr. Bowles he hoped that as many people as possible would become organ donors. Condolences to the family may be made at www.HeritageDaytona.com. Arrangements under the direction of Heritage Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Port Orange, FL.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 10, 2012