HALFMOON — Roswell Orlin Bowen, 86, of RT-146, formerly of Willsboro, N.Y., beloved husband of 57 years of marriage to Marie Rose-Anne (Bergeron) Bowen of Halfmoon, peacefully entered into eternal life in the loving comfort of his family at his residence on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Born and educated in Essex, N.Y., he was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany during World War II and was awarded the Army of Occupation and World War II Victory Medals. Roswell was a lifelong resident of Willsboro, having moved over 2 years ago with Marie to be nearer to family in Clifton Park. He was predeceased by his mother, Hattie Hines Bowen.
Mr. Bowen had been employed by Georgia Pacific Corp. in Plattsburgh for over 20 years until retiring in 1991 and had previously been employed at a paper mill in Willsboro.
His love of his family for which he sacrificed and denied himself some of life's pleasures for their enrichment is what was very important to him. His wife, sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren is what meant the most to him. He was a communicant of St. Philip of Jesus Church in Willsboro.
Beloved husband of Marie Rose-Anne (Bergeron) Bowen of Halfmoon; devoted father of Richard J. Bowen of Greensboro, N.C., Steve A. and wife Tracy Bowen of Clifton Park and the late Terry J. Bowen, who died in 1996; brother of Donald Bowen and wife Sandy of Wilmington, N.Y. and the late Hollis and surviving spouse Mary, Loren and Leon Bowen; cherished grandfather and "Poppie" of Alex and Samantha Bowen; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be he held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Philip of Jesus Church, 3748 Main St., Willsboro, NY 12996
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Church from 9:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. Interment with military honors will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Willsboro, N.Y.
Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Willsboro Rescue Squad, 3 Point Road, Willsboro, NY 12996 or to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, in memory of Roswell O. Bowen.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 RT-9, Clifton Park, New York 12065.