Stanley Richard Bowe
Stan Bowe died at 89 years of age Friday morning October 2, 2020 at UH Geauga medical center in Chardon Ohio, of complications of metastatic lung cancer treatment. He was born Dec 27, 1930 in Washington, D.C., the son of Leon Evans Bowe and Miriam Alicia Bowman. He grew up in Anniston, AL, and graduated from Kirkwood High in St Louis, MO. He enlisted in the USAF and served in the Korean war as an aircraft mechanic. He attended Hiram College where, as a dance instructor, he met his future wife Juanita “Jerri” K. Jackson, graduating in 1957 with a major in pre-engineering. She was the daughter of James William and Dorothy Knowles Friend Whitacre Jackson, Sr. They were married Sept 1, 1956 in Jerri’s hometown of Louisville, OH. Stan and Jerri started their family in Mentor-on-the-Lake and settled in Chagrin Falls in Summer of 1967. They were 50 year members of the United Methodist church and sang in the choir. He was a member of the Shriners, through the Golden Gate Masonic Lodge #245, served a term as Master of the Lodge, and was known for having attended every new years day degree for a span of fifty years. Stan was employed as a sales engineer, working for Ohio Rubber, Texaco, Etna Products, and G. Whitfield Richards selling industrial lubricants, traveling extensively. His hobbies included working on Volkswagen cars, bicycling, singing and dancing. He and Jerri were active in the Hiram College Alumni association. During his retirement, he learned to play the harmonica and collected hostas, attending conventions regularly. He was a member of the Singers Club of Cleveland, and the Centennials. He was a member of the Methodist prayer breakfast group. Jerri passed Oct 27, 2014. After being widowed, Stan met his loving companion Joanne Fredrickson, and moved to Bainbridge for his remaining years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and a sister Carolyn (Ron) Hollingshead of Lakeview AR., brother-in-law James Wickersham, sisters in law Jackie Jackson and Lynn Messenheimer Jackson.
He is survived by a sister Eleanor (Ben) Wood of Renton WA., her four children and grandchildren; brothers in law James Jackson Jr, Julia Wickersham, and Robert “Javier” (Darlene Coyle) Jackson;
His son Dr. David (Beth Boehlke Sedlak) Bowe of Chagrin Falls, daughters Karen (Patrick) Dempsey of Oviedo, Fl.; Alisa (Ross) Lenhardt of Sewickley, PA., and Julie (John) Youngblood of Doylestown, OH.;
Grandchildren Christopher and Emily Bowe, James P. (Nicole Rupp) Dempsey and Savannah Dempsey, Bo, Allison and Paige Lenhardt, and Laura, Rose, and Justin Youngblood; and companion Joanne.
Dad was always quick with a helpful smile and wit, a fix-it attitude, a people person, and will be deeply missed by his children, cousins, grandchildren, the Fredrickson Family, the Hiram and Chagrin Falls Community, the Harmonica, Hosta and singing groups, and hundreds of long-time friends.
Graveside services for the public will be held outdoors at Evergreen Cemetery in Chagrin Falls, at 11 am on Saturday, Oct 10, to be conducted by nephew Rev. Jeff Jackson and Rev. Joyce Lawson. Burial arrangements are by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home. A summer 2021 outdoor celebration of life is being planned.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the North Coast Hosta Society, Jerri Bowe Hiram Scholarship Fund, or a charity of your choice in his name are welcomed.
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Hiram College (For the Bowe Memorial Scholarship Fund)
PO Box 67, Hiram OH 44234
North Coast Hosta Society (Checks can be made out to North Coast Hosta Society of Ohio)
13586 Bridgecreek Attn. Jim Spuhler, Strongsville OH 44136