Jay Bowen

Born: Tue., Jul. 28, 1936
Died: Sun., Sep. 2, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Sep. 15, 2018
Location: Praise Cathedral Church of God

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 15, 2018
Location: Praise Cathedral Church of God

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Jay Richard Bowen, age 82, of Sherman, NY, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday September 2, 2018 at UPMC Hamot.  He was born on July 28, 1936 in Sherman, New York the son of the late Luther and Helen (Riewaldt) Bowen.  Jay was a well respected "tree surgeon" throughout Western NY and PA working with various  companies for over 50 years.  Jay possessed a gift for helping others in need.  His love of God, nature, and people encouraged him to mow neighbors lawns, repair friend's lawn mowers, trim trees and water flowers at cemeteries, and volunteer at the North East Food Pantry.  Jay was known as a kind gracious person who would help anyone in need.  He was an active member of the Praise Cathedral Church in North East and will be sadly missed by anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Carol Neckers, Hope Glover, and Joy Eastman.  Jay is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marianette (Sweet) Bowen whom he married August 17, 1957; son, John Bowen of North East; daughters, Rhonda Bowen of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Connie Meleen (Mark) of Mayville; sisters, Ruth Rutledge (Bill) of North East; brother, Melvin Bowen (Carol) of Nebraska; grandson, Shawn Bowen; granddaughter, Macy Meleen; great-grandsons, Alex and Lucas Bowen; step-granddaughters, Kristen, Linda, and Michele; and several nieces, nephews and step-greatgrandchildren.  Friends are invited to call at the Praise Cathedral Church of God, 5335 Rt. 89, North East on Saturday September 15th at 10:00 am until time of a memorial service at 11:00 am.  Officiating the service is Pastor Michael Grove. Private interment will be held at Mina Cemetery at a future date.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Praise Cathedral Church of God or the Stanley Hose Co. 1, 122 Park Street, Sherman, NY 14781 or the Findley Lake VFD, 10372, Findley Lake, NY 14736.  Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.

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Donna Lee Moody
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
My condolences to the Bowen family. Mr. Bowen was a sweet, kind and gentle man always a smile and kind word. I had the privilege of working with his daughter Rhonda, a great friend. I am sure he is smiling upon us and his beautiful family. RIP Jay you will be missed.

Much Sympathy,
Donna Lee Moody
494 Parish Blvd.
Mary Esther, Fl 32569

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