Rupert C. Bowen, 90, of Scranton, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife, the former Arlene Jones, died in 1979.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Gordon and Catherine Bersin Bowen, he was a 1941 graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Before retirement, he was a sales manager for Oppenheim's and Sugerman's. An Army veteran of World War II, he received the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with two bronze stars and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze stars. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Scranton.
The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff of Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA for the compassionate care given to Rupert.
Surviving are two sons, Carl and wife, Paula, Madisonville; and Paul and wife, Mary, Scranton; a daughter, Judith Marmo and husband, Robert, Old Forge; a sister, Gloria Jaworski, Taylor; nine grandchildren, Michael, Marc, Amanda, Jason and Dustin Bowen; Matthew Spear, Robert, Stephanie and Jeffrey Marmo; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Spear; and a brother, Carl Bowen.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, with Mass at 10 in St. Patrick's Church, Jackson Street, Scranton. Interment, Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Louis V Ciuccio Funeral Home
145 Moosic Rd
Old Forge, PA 18518
Published in Scranton Times on July 29, 2013