David L. Bowers

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David L. Bowers, 68, of Hanover, Pa., died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at York Hospital in York, Pa.

Born Nov. 3, 1944, in Baltimore, he was the son of the Homer and Audrey Sine Bowers. He was the husband of Loretta A. Gordon Bowers, his wife of 43 years.

He had served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He retired from the Social Security Administration after 33 years of federal service. After receiving the rank of major, he also retired from the Baltimore Auxiliary Police Department after 33 years of volunteer service.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Hanover, the Fraternal Order of Police, Law Officers Association, Loyal Order of Masonic Lodge, Freedom No. 112 of Eldersburg, and served as an EMT and firefighter with Woodlawn Volunteer fire company.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons David S. Bowers and wife Melanie, of Hanover, and Eric M. Bowers and wife Austin, of Reisterstown; grandchildren Shelby, Mark and Nathan; a sister, Linda Wilson and husband Mark, of Bel Air; sister-in-law Janice Sullivan and husband Henry, of Hanover; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, Pa., with prayers at 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Hanover, with the Rev. John D. Schmalhofer officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Vincent Church, c/o St. Vincent de Paul Society, 220 Third St., Hanover PA 17331.

Online condolences may be offered at www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 29, 2013
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