Thomas Bowden

May 7, 1960 - March 19, 2019
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Thomas A. Bowden, 58, of Dover, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home following a long battled illness.

A son of Betty (Scott) Bowden of Seward, Pennsylvania and the late James Bowden, Thomas was born May 7, 1960 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Thomas graduated from Laurel Valley High School in 1978. Following hi…

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Thomas A. Bowden, 58, of Dover, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home following a long battled illness.

A son of Betty (Scott) Bowden of Seward, Pennsylvania and the late James Bowden, Thomas was born May 7, 1960 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Thomas graduated from Laurel Valley High School in 1978. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted with the United States Navy and served as an electrician until his retirement in 1998. Thomas was extremely proud of his military career and was deployed many times throughout the world.

He was recently working at Poly Flex Technologies in Baltic and was a member of the Tusco Rifle Club. Thomas enjoyed making creations out of Lego’s as well as collecting and shooting guns and collecting knives and model trains. He loved to watch movies and reading, his flashlights and sweets as well as preparing home cooked meals. Most of all he loved to laugh while spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Leah (Kurjian) Bowden whom he married on October 15, 2016; his daughters, Krista Bowden and Mariah Unger both of Medina; his siblings, Scott (Esther) Bowden of Cincinnati, Elizabeth Locher and Essie Bowden both of Seward, Pennsylvania and his P-U-P-P-Y, Eddy.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father, his first wife, Debbie (White) Bowden who passed away on October 7, 2002 and his brother, Jimmy Bowden.

In keeping with Thomas’ wishes, there will be no calling hours and cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at Rittman, Ohio with Pastor Brian Flood officiating.

Contributions may be made in Thomas’ memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

Address:

10175 Rawiga Road
Seville , OH 44273

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In keeping with Thomas’ wishes, there will be no calling hours and a graveside service with military honors will be held.


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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: May 7, 1960
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Es posted on 3/24/19

My heart is broken but I know he’s in a better place. Make those hughways and tunnels. Give dad, Jimmy and Deb a hug for me. You were a devoted father, husband, son and brother. ????

 

Wynonna posted on 3/23/19

I’m so sorry for this loss to the family. Tom was very fun and informative when I met him first. We had a shared interest in the Military. He retired; my Dad retired. He was always joking, and always saying to laugh and enjoy. He made a point of telling his life and his interests. I’m glad I got to meet him. I’m glad I heard his stories. I’m glad I got to have met his wife of recent years. I know he lost his first wife. He always talked with pride of his daughters and the life he was bestowed. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to meet Tom.

 

Kathy barrett posted on 3/22/19

Sorry sorry for your loss, am sending many prayers and hugs. God Bless

 

Rod Scott posted on 3/22/19

Tom was always so kind, and that is my high school memory of him. Our prayers go out to his family, and to my old high school friend Scott. God bless you in this difficult time.

 

Steve Kosla posted on 3/22/19

Tom was one-of-a-kind and I feel privileged to have known him. I know he will be missed deeply. Praying that his family finds comfort in their memories and I’ll be keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Ken Ziegenbusch posted on 3/22/19

Tom is one of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. My heart goes out to his family.

 

Liz locher posted on 3/22/19

I love you kiss daddy and Jimmy for me

 

Mary Lynn Heitzenrater posted on 3/22/19

So sorry for the loss of a devoted veteran and family man. His memory will be of him in his conductors hat and his trains in his parents basement as well as the Naval Tom.

 

Brian Harrison posted on 3/22/19

Goodbye Sailor

 

Gene Ayers posted on 3/22/19

My deepest condolences go out to Tom's family and friends. He was one of a kind and can never be replaced. He will always be with us!

 

Wanda Ratliff posted on 3/22/19

Leah, I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. As I am in Az. I cannot attend the service, but my thoughts are of you. May God bless you at this time and always. Wanda

 

Karen Seder posted on 3/22/19

My heartfelt condolences to Krista and the entIre Bowden family. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Barbara Kruk posted on 3/22/19

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Bowden family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs for all. Barbara (Helzel) Kruk

 

Robin bowden posted on 3/21/19

My heart goes out to all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts. If I can ever do anything now or in the future for the entire Bowden family please let me know. Tom may you rest well and in peace.

 

Aunt Linda Kurjian Morris posted on 3/21/19

I'm saddened to learn of Leah's husband's passing.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Deborah Keiper Anderson posted on 3/21/19

I wish to extend my sincere condolences to Tom’s wife and family. As a classmate I remember him as a kind, funny and warm person. May he now be at peace and may your memories of him help you through this difficult time.

 

Doug Mulligan posted on 3/21/19

Rest in Peace Tommy. Were were neighbors with the Bowdens in Seward Pa. Prayers to Scott, Becky and Essie. So sorry to hear about Jimmy passing away as well. Many fond memories of childhood. God Bless Doug Mulligan

 

Wendy Wellman posted on 3/21/19

My heart goes out to you and your family, Krista. Please know I'm thinking of you and if you need a shoulder, you have mine. I'm so sorry.

 

Dara Strader posted on 3/21/19

Leah and family, Although I’m a newer friend to Leah. My heartfelt condolences goes out to all of you at this different time. Tom sounded like he was a very sweet, kind, caring man. Love and prayers in this difficult time.

 

Craig Latham posted on 3/21/19

My condolences to Krista and the rest of Tom's family. Although Tom and I didn't see eye to eye on a lot of things at work, I still consider him my friend. I salute you Tom and may you Rest In Peace.

 

Hope Horne posted on 3/21/19

Uncle Tom you will forever be in my heart . I will always remember when I was little and you would say I'm the Uncle not the Dad. Now rest easy with pap and uncle Jimmy say hello to my dad and tell all our loved ones I love them. Until we meet again my dear angel please watch over all of us. I love you Uncle Tom!

 

JOE & BARB KEMMERLING posted on 3/21/19

As a Salesman for Polyflex I worked closely with Tom on many plastic projects. Couldn't have asked for a more diligent, conscientious effort to getting the job done then what Tom gave. Will add him to our prayer list and offer our sincerest sympathy on his passing. Joe & Barb Kemmerling

 

Lou Ferdinand and Family posted on 3/21/19

To the Family of Tom, So sorry for your loss. Knew Tom through work. He is a real great guy.

 

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