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Ronald Bowman

Ronald Bowman

Friday, June 4th, 1948 Sunday, June 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Ronald L. Bowman

Ronald L. Bowman, 71, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 16, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born June 4, 1948 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur Harvey Bowman and Emma Creamer Klenzing Bowman Henry. He was a 1967 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Ron began a career in the insurance industry in the mid 1970’s, first working at Prudential Insurance and later with McDowell Insurance. He was last employed as a partner for many years with the Strickler Insurance Agency in Chambersburg, retiring in 1991. He was a member of King Street United Brethren Church where he had at one time assisted with worship services and taught Sunday school. He was a member of the Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club and the Association of Life Underwriters. He enjoyed working with wood; fishing; various home projects; and traveling on cruises to Carribean destinations. Most of all Ron enjoyed time spent with his family, especially picnics and movie night with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Hughes Bowman, whom he married April 13, 1968; his daughter, Charlene “Shonnie” Lindsey of Shippensburg; five grandchildren, Lindsay Bowman, Cheyenne Bowman, Brandon Lindsey, Tristan Bowman, and Riley Lindsey; and his brother, Walter Klenzing and wife Judy of Chambersburg. He is also survived by 1 niece, six nephews, and their families. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Carl Henry; his son, Ronald L. “Chip” Bowman, Jr. on June 15, 2016; and his sister, Patricia Klenzing Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, June 24, 2019 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Ron Cook will officiate. Interment will follow at Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday and from Noon – 1:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Flowers will be welcomed by the family. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Monday, June 24th, 2019
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    Monday, June 24th, 2019
    Rev. Ronald Cook
  • Interment

    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA

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Alan and Barbara

My family and I have known Ronnie and his family since growing up on Queen St., … as well as my sisters, husband and I being classmates through high school. I've only run into Ronnie a few times since those days, but those brief reunions were always pleasant. May your memories bring you comfort and may God's promise of an Eternal Reunion through Jesus Christ bring you peace and hope. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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Hi Roberta - I am Patty Bowman Sites (no relation. Ron and I were in classes together, and home room. I always thought Ron as a nice and decent person. He was quiet and kind - no show off. We had some good conversations. I am thinking of you and your family. Take Care. Patty Bowman Sites
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