Donald J. Bowman Sr.

December 30, 2012       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Donald J. Bowman Sr., 68, of 22732 County Route 16, passed away at his home Sunday Dec. 30, under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County and his family. 

orn April 22, 1944, in Plessis, a son of the late Dwain and Florence McConnell Bowman, he graduated in 1962 from Watertown High School. 

He married Carol LaBrie in 1966 at St. Mary’s Church in Evans Mills. 

Mr. Bowman worked at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital in the laundry department. He later worked at Borden’s Dairy on California Avenue as a machinist, retiring because of poor health.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Evans Mills and a member of the Teamsters Local #687. 

His hobbies were playing bingo, embroidery, growing house plants and watching game shows. 

He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Before his illness he enjoyed traveling.

Surviving besides his wife Carol of 46 years, are a son, serving in the US Army, Staff Sergeant Donald J., Jr. and his wife April, stationed at Camp Henry South Korea; three daughters and their husbands, Sheila and Arnold Hollenbeck, Watertown, Stephanie and Jack Jones, Antwerp, and Amy and Jamie Dunbar, Lafayette, Indiana; a brother and his wife, Larry and Donna Bowman, Black River; two sisters and their husbands, Lou Anne and Robert Rowsam, and Roxanne and James Houghmaster, both of Watertown; 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Two brothers, Richard and Dwain Bowman, died before him.

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at St. Mary’s Church in Evans Mills with Rev. Thomas Kornmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown.

The family would like express their thank to Dr. Poggi and his entire staff , Dr. Kimball, Dr. Rhode, and his surgeon Dr. Kim for all the excellent care Donald received during his illness. 

Contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY, 13601.

Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and, Watertown.