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William Sterling Bowen, "Pete"

Obituary for William Sterling Bowen, "Pete"

August 17, 1924 - January 11, 2017
Rising Sun, Maryland | Age 92


William Sterling Bowen, "Pete", age 92 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 11, 2017. He was born on August 17, 1924 in Conowingo, MD to the late William Bowen and Rae (Jourdan) Bowen.

Pete worked in Federal Service as an engineering technician for 32 years where he started at Bainbridge and later moved on to Aberdeen Proving Ground where he retired in 1977. Pete was a 60 year member of the Freemasons Fraternity as well as a member of the American Legion Honor Guard Post 194 and West Nottingham Presbyterian Church. Pete honorably served his country in the Air Force from 1943-1946. He enjoyed golfing, water skiing, and he loved dogs and cats.

Pete is survived by his nieces: Sheryl Keys of Rising Sun, MD, Linda Carey of Elkton, MD, Carol Shelor of Advance, NC, and Lynn Fuller of Hurdle Mills, NC; and nephew, S. Michael Logan of Yukon, OK.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ocie Bowen; brother, Lowell Bowen; sister, Mildred Bowen Logan; nephew, Wayne Bowen; and niece, Janet Fowler.

A celebration of Pete's life will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00PM at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911. Friends and family may attend a visitation beginning at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to, "Masonic Service, Harmony Lodge #53" or "American Legion Post 194" and send in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 248 Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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