Robert N. Bowers
1936 - 2014
BORN
1936
DIED
2014
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Virginia Beach, VA
Robert N. Bowers

Virginia Beach - Robert N. Bowers, 78, of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on June 23, 2014. He was born on March 7, 1936 to the late Frank and Margaret Bowers in Baltimore, MD. His loving wife of 56 years Rita D. Bowers precedes him in death.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, Robert retired from the US Navy after 22 years of service as a Master Chief in 1976. Robert later worked in civil service for many years and retired as Section Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center at NAB Little Creek in 1998. Robert Bowers was a longtime member of Old Donation Episcopal Church which he loved dearly and he especially treasured the close friendships that developed from the congregation.

He is survived by his sons, David Bowers and wife Janet and Christopher Bowers; and one grandchild, Courtney Bowers. He is also survived by his companion, Pauline "Polly" Perry.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. You may offer your condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.


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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Jun. 26, 2014.
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First of all my condolences to Chief Bowers family and I hope to god that I have right Chief Bowers that was stationed in San Diego at the Naval Training Center back in 1968. If this is the same Chief Bowers, then I would love to tell you as a naval cadet in training back then, having Chief Bowers as our training instructor was one of the very best things that ever happened to me in my short but interesting career in the Navy. I too went to Vetnam and served proudly but never forgot my naval training thanks to Chief Bowers and his sturn but excellent teaching methods that I appreciated later in my naval career. I loved the Chief's beautiful 1963 white Pontiac Convertible that he drove on the base and as a young kid back then who loved cool cars we'd talk about his ride and how much he loved it. Yeah, he looked good in it, and he knew it. What a cool guy Chief Bowers was, and this proud U.S. Navy Vietnam Vet will always remember the first Navy Chief that changed my life at NTC San Diego, in 1968.

Sincerly, Richard J. LaGrasta
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May 1, 2015
Dear David and Chris. We were long ago neighbors of yours living across the street in Pembroke, and we were so sorry to hear about your dad....please accept our deepest sympathies....in Christian love, Thelma and Larry Barnette
July 6, 2014
Chris-
We have all had you in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. As per your request, we have made a donation in your father's memory to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. With love...
Your family at Cb2 Lincoln Park.
CB2 Lincoln Park
July 1, 2014
Chris, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Mary (Wunnenberg) Kirsh
June 30, 2014
Please accept my sincere condolences. He was a very dear friend of my late stepfather John Dickerson.
Victoria L. Tunis
June 26, 2014
Dave,Jan,Courtney and Chris, We are very sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Helen, Larry, Emily and Abby Gordon
Helen Gordon
June 26, 2014
ed kerr
June 26, 2014
TO: THE FAMILY OF ROBERT BOWERS
OUR CONDOLENCES and SYMPATHY.
IN THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER,
AND OUR DEAR FRIEND OF 35 YEARS.
RON & BETTI ECKHOFF
June 26, 2014
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