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 Thomas B. Bowman Jr. – SK – WA3REY

June 21, 1945 – February 24, 2011

Thomas B. Bowman, Jr., 65, of 307 3rd Street, Mt. Gretna died in his sleep on Thursday February 24, 2011 in his home.

Born in Lebanon on June 21, 1945, he was the son of Thomas B. Bowman, Sr. of Cleona and the late Jane V. Eby Bowman.

He was a 1963 graduate of Annville-Cleona High School, attended Keystone Junior College, and graduated with a degree in English from Lebanon Valley College.

Tom served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He began his career as a Police Officer for Palmyra Borough

He worked as a Standard Cost Analyst at Bethlehem Steel, Lebanon

A Photographer for the Lebanon Daily News, and retired as a Newspaper Reporter and Photographer for the Harrisburg Patriot News.

He was an avid dog lover, especially Magoo, his Bull Dog.

He was a Ham Radio Operator with the callsign WA3REY and enjoyed working, using , and repairing computers.

Surviving in addition to his father is a son Mark T. Bowman of Mt. Gretna, two sisters Elizabeth J. Bowman of Bethel, Margaret L. Bowman of Cleona, a nephew Joseph Firoozmand of Cleona, and former wife and friend Sylvia Ferry Bowman of Palmyra. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas B. Bowman, III.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM from the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main Street, Annville. Interment will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Cleona. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 10-11 AM at the funeral home.