James Bowman

Died: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 08, 2017
Location: Barber Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Nov. 09, 2017
Location: Barber Funeral Home

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BOWMAN, James H.

Age 79 of Odessa passed away after a brief illness on Sat. Nov. 4, 2017. Jim was born in Elmira, NY on May 19, 1938 to Harold and Edna (Goodwin) Bowman.  He is survived by his wife Barbara (Ketchem) Bowman; Sons and daughters, Laurie (Rick) Bowman-Gibson of Woodville, AL, Betsy Bowman of Tarpon Springs, FL,  Dana (Raymond) Maciewicz  of Marcy, NY, Donald (Susan)  Oldroyd of Danielson, CT, David (Susie) Oldroyd of Waverly, NY; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews;  Jim is also survived by his brother and sister, Becky (Jim) Steiner, David (Loy) Bowman, and sister-in-law, Linda Bowman all of North Chemung. Jim was a retired second-shift Foreman with Kennedy Valve in Elmira. In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by his infant twin boys, James Harold Jr.  and Charles Bowman. He was a veteran of the US Air force and member and past commander of Odessa American Legion. He was also a member of the Schuyler Co Honor Guard, Jim was a member of North Chemung United Methodist Church and Breesport Lodge F. & A.M. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Wed.  Nov. 8, 2017 from 1-3:00 pm and again from 5-7:00 pm.  His service will be celebrated there at the funeral Home on Thurs at 11:00 am with burial service with military honors to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Jim with memorials to North Chemung United Methodist Women,  677 Breesport-North Chemung Rd. Lowman, NY 14861 or American Legion Odessa Post #676 PO Box 137 Odessa, NY 14869. Condolences at www.barberfuneralhome.com

Notice: officers and members of Free and Accepted Masons will gather at the funeral home on Wed. at 2:45 pm  to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. 

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Carl and Karen Romans
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Dear Betsy and Family,
Please accept our heart felt sympathies at the passing of your Dad. We pray God will send you His Peace, and comfort you during this difficult time. May your memories give you strength. We are sending healing thoughts to you.
In deepest sympathy, love~ Carl & Karen

Timothy Bell
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Dear Betsy & family, We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you an ur family in this time of need. May God Bless you all. Love, Tim & Leona Bell & Barb Szczech.