Gene E. Bowman
October 08, 1932 ‒ June 15, 2017
Gene E. Bowman went to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2017 in Sharon Brooke Senior Living surrounded by his family. He was 84.
He was born October 8, 1932 in Cleveland to parents Cecil & Hazel (Blubaugh) Bowman. He graduated from Collingwood High School in Cleveland, and shortly after married the love of his life, Olive A. Lindsay on August 16th, 1952. The pair were married 50 years until her passing in 2002. Gene later went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Science and Master’s degree in Education from the Ohio State University.
Gene worked as a counselor, teacher, and assistant principal for local schools in the area, which include Lexington, Madison and Mansfield City Schools. He was involved in Education for over 30 years until retiring in 1998.
In spare time, Gene was active as a Master Mason of the Heights Lodge #633 in Cleveland, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. He took pleasure in golfing and reading, especially James Patterson novels, and looked forward to spending time at the beach with Olive at their home in Sarasota, Florida.
He is survived by his daughters Cyndy Bowman and Debbie Bowman; grandchildren Amber (Eric) Engelhardt, Ryan (Bernadette) Wise and Ashley (Jeff) Shanyfelt; great grandchildren Ella Engelhardt, Cohen Engelhardt, and Carter Shanyfelt.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife Olive A Bowman, and great granddaughter Natalia Marie Wise.
The Bowman family will receive friends Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a graveside service following at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Rev. Anthony Payton will speak.
Contributions in Gene’s memory to Generation Hospice may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Gene’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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