Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 17, 2015
DONALD JAMES BOWE SR.
On November 15, 2015 passed away at Suburban Hospital
after a lengthy illness. Born in Washington, DC on August
9, 1923 to James and Marie Shea Bowe,
Don was a long time resident of Chevy Chase, MD and
vacationed in Ocean City,
NJ. He graduated from Central High School "1941" and
served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy
during WWII. After serving his country, Don was plant
manager at Electrotherm for 10 years. Don along with his
wife, Pat continued and expanded the multi-generational
family real estate business.
Don is pre-deceased by the love of his life and spouse of 65 years, Patricia Dean Klatt
Bowe and is survived by three children, Donald James Jr of New York City, Diane
Chrisdean "Christy" of Bethesda, and Catherine Maureen of Chevy Chase.
Friends are invited to call at the Pumphrey Funeral Home at 7557 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda Wednesday, November 18 between 3 to 5 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will
be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, Maryland on
Thursday November 19, 2015
Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD on
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10 A.M. (Please assemble at the front gate)
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital
Foundation at 111 Michigan Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com
Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home
7557 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814-3501
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