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Norman H. Bowers


1935 - 2020
Norman H. Bowers Obituary

Norman H. Bowers, 84, of Reading and formerly of Pottsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.

Born Dec. 7, 1935, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late John A. and Rebecca Jane (Long) Bowers Sr.

He was a 1953 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and proudly served his country in the Navy. Norman worked for many years at AT&T, Reading, from where he retired. He was a life member of Yorkville Hose Company, Pottsville.

Norman loved roller skating his whole life and skated well into his 70s. He also enjoyed attending Pottsville High School football games.

Although Norman had no children of his own, he lovingly raised his nephew, James Bowers, who passed away in November 2001.

In addition to his parents and James, Norman was preceded in death by brothers, John Adam and Joseph, and sister, Arlene McIntyre.

Norman is survived by sisters, Mary Ellen Whalen, of Pottsville; his twin sister, Nancy L. Davis, of Schuylkill Haven; Gayle Bowers Ash, of Texas; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Charles Baber Cemetery, 1400 W. Market St., Pottsville, with Peggy Sue Pfeffer officiating. The family request contributions in Norman's memory be sent to: Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2020
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