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November 22, 2013 - 6:18pm

Robert J. Bowman “Old Man Winter”

posted by Howard B. Owens.

Corfu - Robert J. Bowman, “Old Man Winter”, 70, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (November 20, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

Bob was born on July 24, 1943, in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the late Lavern and Florence Hiller Bowman. He worked for a chemical plant in Niagara Falls for 7 years and then went to work for Fisher Price in Medina for 22 years. Bob worked his way up at Fisher Price during those years, first as a mechanic, then lead mechanic and finally to the position of Maintenance Supervisor on the second shift.  Bob loved to hunt and fish, watch Nascar, football and baseball. He was a member of the LaSalle Sportsman Club in Niagara Falls, was a lifetime member of Buckmasters and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Bob was the brother of the late John Bowman, Jeanette Geist, Calvin Bowman and Peggy Bowman.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 39 years, Linda (Muntz) Bowman of Corfu; his children; Brenda (Robert) Kent of Basom, Richard (Maureen) Cox, Jr., of Batavia and Jeffery (Jessica Schwab) Bowman of Corfu; 6 grandchildren, Matt, Jenna, Amanda, Hayley, Jacob and Adriana; 2 brothers, Lavern A. (Rosalie) Bowman II of Niagara Falls and Richard Bowman of Lakewood; 2 sisters, Sandra (Richard) Alessi and Gwendolyn (Dennis) Kearney both of Jamestown; and his aunt, Clara Hildabrant of Niagara Falls. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

There are no calling hours as per Bob’s wishes. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Memorials may be made to the East Pembroke Fire Department. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

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