Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Farewell, Friend

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of PA tower Hank Bowman, who worked for K&L Motors and Schliers Towing. He passed away on Sept. 24 while in a hospice.
Here's his obituary from the Pocono Record:

Henry "Hank" Bowman, 74, of East Stroudsburg, died Thursday evening, Sept. 24, at the VNA Hospice House in East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of the late Joanne R. Kieffer) Bowman, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage at the time of her death on Dec. 14, 2000.

Born Feb. 25, 1935, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Marion Bowman and had lived in Monroe County since 1971.

He was a parts manager at Gray Chevrolet in Stroudsburg and then was a tow truck operator for K&L Motors and Schliers Towing.

Hank was a member of the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the former Pocono Mountain Jaycees and was a J.C.I. Senator.

Surviving are five children, Christine Carroll of Canton, Conn., Cynthia Copeland and her husband, Greg, of Warrenville, Ill., Robert Bowman of East Stroudsburg, Cheryl Steimer and her husband, Roy, of East Stroudsburg, and Barbara Ascencio and her husband, Benito, of Marion, Iowa; six grandchildren, Drew Bowman, Andrew Copeland, Scott Copeland, Sara Steimer, Steven Steimer and Elena Ascencio; two special friends, Edward Zindle and Miranda Keiper, both of Gouldsboro; his grand-dog, Maddy; and a former daughter-in-law, Christina Bowman of Morrisdale. He was predeceased by a son, Franklin Bowman, on May 21, 1983.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, Hamilton Township, with the Rev. Fred Landis officiating. Cremation will took place at the H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg.

The family requests that memorial remembrances be made to VNA Hospice of Monroe County, 502 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

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