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Robert Bowman

February 28, 1923 — December 27, 2012

Robert M. Bowman, 89, a longtime resident of Wilkes-Barre died Thursday at Highland Manor in Exeter.

Born February 28, 1923 in Hunlock Creek he was a son of the late Stanley and Pauline Michalowski Bowman.

An Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater from 1943 to 1946.

Robert was a machine technician for Atwater Throwing Company in Plymouth for nearly forty years before retiring in 1988.

Following his retirement, Robert enjoyed playing cards with friends on public square, gardening and riding his bike around town.

His wife, Dolores McLaughlin Bowman died January 5, 2005 and a daughter, Cynthia Bowman died August 23, 1999. A sister, Gorcas Morgan and brothers, Stanley and William Bowman also preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Michaelene and her husband Brian, and their son Christopher Murphy of West Wyoming; a sister, Lorraine and her husband Dan Reynolds of Simpsonville, South Carolina; a brother, Joseph and his wife Shirley Bowman of Buffalo, New York; and other family and friends.

Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held Saturday with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM in the Church of Immaculate Conception, 605 Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Dallas.

Arrangements by McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Church of the Immaculate Conception

601 Luzerne Avenue, PA 18643

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Graveside Service with Military Honors

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Starts at 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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