Bowen, Gene R. THE VILLAGES, Fla. Gene R. Bowen, 75, departed this life with the love of his family on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in The Villages. Gene was born in Bennington, Vt. on September 21, 1937 and was the son of the late Wilbur Clark and Jane (Roberts) Bowen. He had resided in Watervliet, Wynantskill and most recently in The Villages. Gene was a graduate of Watervliet High School and was an Army
veteran of the Korean War
, having served his country honorably from October 18, 1955 until October 17, 1958. He was a 40 year employee of Nycomed (formerly Sterling Drug Company) in Rensselaer, from where he retired as a production supervisor on February 1, 1998. Gene was a long-time member of the BPOE
(Elks) Lodge, 1500 in Watervliet, and enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles and bowling. An avid fan of all sports, Gene particularly enjoyed professional baseball and football and every year looked forward to each sport's playoffs, the World Series and the Superbowl. He followed the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves and the New York Giants and for many years enjoyed attending the Braves spring training in Orlando, Fla. He was a communicant of St. Timothy Catholic Community in Lady Lake, Fla. His many friends and neighbors are invited to attend a memorial Mass which will be celebrated at St. Timothy's on Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m. Gene was the much loved husband for 54 years of Mary June (Walker) Bowen, to whom he was married on May 17, 1959 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Watervliet. He is also survived by his children, Grace E. Bowen, Elizabeth A. (Charles) Vogel, Jeanine M. (David) Broughel and Michael W. Bowen; his cherished grandchildren, Andrew M. and Erin M. Broughel; his dear brother, William C. (Sandra) Bowen; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James (late Sandra) Walker, Linda R. (Edward) Hedman, Kenneth F. (Debra) Walker and Lawrence D. (Ann) Walker as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral for Gene will be held on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway in Watervliet and at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 25th Street and 7th Avenue, Watervliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend L. Edward Deimeke, pastor. Entombment will follow in the North American Saints Mausoleum at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. Friends are invited to attend and may also visit with Gene's family on Monday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in memory of Gene R. Bowen be made to the Wounded Warrior Project woundedwarriorproject.org
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Please visit parkerbrosmemorial.com
to light a candle and to leave a message of condolence for Gene's family.