J. Bowman Sr.
— 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
Born April 22, 1944, in
Plessis, a son of the late Dwain and Florence McConnell
Bowman, he graduated in 1962 from Watertown High
He married Carol LaBrie in 1966 at St. Mary’s Church in
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
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