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Philip O. Bowers


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Philip O. Bowers Obituary
December 5, 1931 - June 9, 2018 Philip was born in Santa Monica, CA and was a graduate of University High School, Santa Monica City College, AA degree, and completed two years at UCLA. He served in the US Navy for two years as a Quartermaster on the USS Joseph P. Kennedy. Philip started his career as a PA in the Jack Benny Radio Show and then at CBS Television City as an usher for the Art Linklater Show. He also worked in the Commercials Dept. at CBS. He later went on to work in Advertising Sales for magazines such as Field and Stream and Hardware Retailer. He met his Life Partner, Norman Gee in 1968 and they were legally married in Beverly Hills, on October 9, 2015. Philip and Norman often spent summer vacationing on Catalina Island at the home of Philip's parents, Sybil and Tom Bowers. They enjoyed short trips to Santa Barbara and traveled twice to Hawaii. Philip is survived by his Life Partner, his brother Don Bowers of Calabasas, CA nephews, Richard and Robert Bowers and niece Lynn Bowers of Florida. A Celebration of Philip's life is being planned for late summer. No Services will be held, burial will be at Hillside Memorial Park. Philip was predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law, Karin Bowers. Donations in Philip's memory may be made to Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda, LA, or the Los Angeles Mission.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 12, 2018
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