Joseph J. Bowman Jr.
Joseph J. Bowman Jr, 84, passed away on Wednesday November 9,2022.
Born in Jacksons, Pa, Schuykill County, he became a resident of Bucks County for many years following. Joe was the son of the late Joseph Sr and Anna (Koelzer) Bowman of Mahanoy City, PA.
He was a 1957 graduate of Mahanoy Twp Junior/Senior High School. Where after graduation, he joined the United States Navy where he served proudly for 4 ½ years. Joe was employed at William H Rorer as an HVAC mechanic where he retired after 30 yrs. of dedicated service. During his retirement years he kept himself very busy. He was a jack of all trades never turning anyone or any job down. People would say “If Bowman couldn’t fix it, then it couldn’t be fixed!” Whether being a babysitter, handyman, driver, cheering on his Philly Eagles, doing lots of “honey do’s”, or fishing in South Carolina he did it with an infectious smile, a Yuengling beer in hand, and a cigar in mouth. Joe had a long-standing love of motorcycles, but especially with his Goldwing Trike. When joining the Blue Comet Motorcycle Club, he felt another sense of purpose in the world. Whether it was cooking for club functions, working the fairs, or Lansdale Bike Nights, it was using his trade to build their pavilion on the club grounds. Motorcycle rides were always a must, especially with his son.
Joe had a big heart and shared that with his family in so many ways.
He was a devoted husband of 60 years to Daria (Shaker), a proud father to Jon (Susan)and Lori, a loving grandfather to Shelby and Maxwell, and a doggie dad to their many beloved pets.
Joe is proceeded in death by his sister Mary Rose (Bowman) Dolbin. He is survived by his brothers Francis (Kathleen) Bowman, John (Bridget) Bowman, and many nieces and nephews.
Internment will be private at the family’s request.