Bowes, Charles W.
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Age 86 of Elmira, NY died on Monday, October 8, 2012. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be private. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to Tanglewood or VFW Post 6083 Elmira Heights, NY. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Florence; daughters and son-in-law Debra and Michael Durkee, son Steven Bowes and fiancé Wendy Stoddard, Susan Bowes all of Elmira; grandchildren Jessica Kennedy, Thomas Bowes, Emanuel Bowes, Mitchell Durkee, James Bowes, Katharine Bowes; six great grandchildren and canine companion and best friend Trooper; sisters-in-law Marilyn Barber, Lois Girardi, Grace Bowes. Chuck was predeceased by his parents William and Hannah Bowes, son David Bowes and three sisters and one brother. Chuck retired as a Sergeant from NYS Dept. of Corrections in Elmira; a member of the VFW Post Elmira Heights, Tanglewood, F&AM Lodge #0378, Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154. Chuck was an avid hunter, gardener, fisherman and a master story teller. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.
Published in Star-Gazette from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2012