Oct. 24, 1947 - Oct. 14, 2013
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MISHAWAKA - Tom passed away at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center on October 14, 2013. He was born to Martha and Clifford Bowlin of Green Township. His parents and his brother Bill preceded him in passing. His survivors are his beloved wife, Barbara, and their three children, Tina, Kris and Carson. Also his two sisters, Vivian of Niles, Michigan, and Judy of Osceola, Indiana. Their first child Tina has a daughter Tiffanee who is married to Charles Hayes and their three children, Alyssa, Brayden and Collin. Their second daughter Kris has a child, Chelsee, and Chelsee has a son, Timothy. Their third child and only son is Carson, who is engaged to Amber Cutterback, with their children Katie, Drake, Hanna, Cole, Paige and Jordan. Tom accomplished a lot in his lifetime. He worked for Mark Merrill at Merrill Pharmacy part-time and said it was the best part-time job he ever had. He enjoyed his job and his co-workers, who were great to work with. He also enjoyed volunteering at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Mishawaka. Two of Tom's pictures hang in the volunteer office at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. One of the hospital and the other of the new hospital. Tom was a member of the Elkhart Art League for the past seven years and competed in a calendar competition and has had a picture on the First State Bank of Elkhart for the past six years and his seventh picture will be on 2014 First State Bank calendar. Tom was also a member of the Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. of South Bend, Indiana. Tom was also a distinguished member of the WHO'S WHO WORLDWIDE. Tom's Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Granger Missionary Church, 50841 Birch Road Granger, IN 46530. Paul G. Dayton will be officiating. Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 7, 2013