John N. Bowman, Jr. passed away peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 3, 1953 in Gary, Indiana to Margaret (Jones) and John Bowman. He attended William A. Wirt High School and Purdue University. John married Lucy Ann, nee Bowsher on March 4, 1988 in Las Vegas. John lived in Northwest Indiana but moved to the Chicago area for a career opportunity with West Marine. He worked for various companies in sales, but his first love was sailing. He and his wife Lucy were experienced sailors and spent many glorious summers on a succession of sailboats, most recently a 30 ft Catalina. When they weren't on their boat, they enjoyed happy moments at the family cottage in Blind River, Ontario. John also loved sports, especially baseball, and was scouted in college. He later enjoyed playing softball for recreation. John leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Lucy; sisters Lezlie (Terrance) DeGan, Kathleen Chavez; and brother Robert; nieces and nephews Olivia, Haley, Tyler, Sean, Meghan, Dylan and Christian; sister-in-law Wendy (Walt) Brimley; and many dear friends. His parents and brother-in-law, Eugene Carlos Chavez preceded him in death. The family wishes to thank the many compassionate caregivers, friends and family for their support, love, and prayers during John's illness. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Cypress Funeral Home,1698 N. Bloomingdale Rd.,Glendale Heights,IL, Donations made to The
, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 or www.cancer.org
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