William J. “Bill” Bowen, age 86, of Bear, Delaware passed away at his home on September 27, 2021.
Bill was born and raised in Wilmington, DE. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Bowen of 31 years; daughters, Dianne Bowen (Chris Klaber) of Wilmington, DE, Jo Ann Sweigart (Terry) of Strasburg, PA, Cheryl Midiri (Ron) of Simpsonville, SC; son, William W. Bowen (Sharon) of Bear, DE; step-daughters, Sandra Riley (Chris) of Newark, DE and Kim Brooks of Claymont, DE. Bill was the proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He retired from Verizon Communications (formerly Bell Atlantic) after 38 years. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and had a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed boating, archery, geocaching, kayaking, motorcycle enduro racing and mountain biking during his lifetime. He was the founder of Delaware Trail Spinners and an active member in many of these local groups.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10am to 12pm at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, #205, New Castle, DE 19720 or online at donate3.cancer.org, in memory of Bill Bowen.
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