Bowers, Jr. YORK William E. "Bird" Bowers, Jr., 51, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 1:55 p.m. at York Hospital. He was the husband of Katherine A. (Bergold) Bowers with whom he celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on May 12, 2012. Viewing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday in the parlor of Christ Lutheran Church, 29 S. George St., York. A Service of Christian Burial will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the church with the Rev. Dr. J. Stewart Hardy, interim pastor, officiating. Following cremation with Workinger-Semmel F.H. & Crematorium, Inc., York, burial will be at the convenience of the family in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bowers was born December 10, 1961, in York and was the son of Beverly A. (Mitzel) Bowers of York and the late William E. Bowers. He was an auto tech shop foreman with Jones Buick GMC dealership in Manheim, a graduate of William Penn H.S. Class of ' 80, an ASE master technician, and a member of Christ Lutheran Church of York and HOG. Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife; his mother; a daughter, Jessica L. Bowers of York; a son, Andrew W. Bowers of York; a sister, Kathleen N. Heilman and husband RIchard of York; two brothers, Stephen A. Bowers and wife Holly and Richard A. Bowers and wife Kelly all of York; and five nieces and nephews, Amanda and Nathan Heilman and Austin, Reece and Brooke Bowers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central PA Chapter, 2405 Park Dr., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to the JLB Supplemental Needs Trust, c/o Fulton Bank, 185 Memory Lane, York, PA 17402. Ride Free Until We Meet Again. www.workinger-semmel.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 25, 2013