James K. Bowser, 90, of North Buffalo Township, died Monday, July 27, 2020, at Good Samaritan Inpatient Hospice at Concordia.
Born July 16, 1930, in North Buffalo Township, he was the son of the late Abslom and Mary (Smith) Bowser.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he proudly served his country in the Korean War. While in the Army, he also played baseball. He retired from Eljer Plumbingware in Ford City in 1990. Mr. Bowser was a lifetime member of North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church, having trusted in his Savior since the age of five. At the church, he taught Sunday school, and was the superintedent for many years. His faithfulness to God and dedication and love to his family was evident in his passionate and consistent prayer life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Sigel Sportsmen Club. Jim had a great "green thumb" for gardening and flowers. In his retirement years, he enjoyed going to camp with his wife, and loved attending Edeburn Church with his friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Ray) Vrabel of North Buffalo Township, and Donna (Jim) Johnson of Spring, TX; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Diane) Adams, Janae (Dorian) Cyktich, Sara (Ben) Cozad, Noah (Salem) Johnson; his great-grandchildren, Winston Cozad, Truman Cozad, Penelope Johnson, and Graham Johnson; a brother, Abslom (Sue) Bowser of Kittanning; and a sister, Rosie (Gerald) Gingrich of York.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Von A. Bowser; and three sisters, Mary Barton, Margaret McMillen, and Arlene McMillen.
Friends will be welcomed on Friday, from 10 a.m., until the time of services at 11 a.m., in North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Jim Rose will officiate the service, and interment will follow in Center Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church, 135 Glade Run Rd., Kittanning, PA 16201, or to Sigel Sportsmen Club, P.O. Box 155, Sigel, PA 15860-0155. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Welch Funeral Home in Ford City. To send an online condolence, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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