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Carl J. Bowen, 61, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at 7:24 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, in his residence.
Mr. Bowen was born May 17, 1955, in New Castle, son of the late Carl P. and Gertrude M. Bowen. He was a lifelong area resident and 1973 graduate of New Castle High School.
Carl was employed by Miller Industries Inc., Hermitage, working as a welder for the past 15 years. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Mary Mother of Hope Parish.
Carl enjoyed being outdoors and golfing. He cherished the time he spent with his family and will be missed dearly by all.
He married the former, Cheryl Ann Johnson Blashak, on June 1, 2001, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2011.
Surviving are a son, Noah P. Bowen of New Castle; a stepdaughter, Amber Blashak of Erie; eight sisters, Marianna Breeding of Denton, Md., Mary Lou Barud of Gibsonia, Pa., Elaine Hoffman of New Castle, Mary Kay Fermanich of Acworth, Ga., Patty Bowen-Moore of Rochester, N.Y., Mary Elizabeth Bowen of Milpitas, Calif., Mary Jo Northrop of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mary Therese Rustowich of Buffalo, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Carl was preceded in death by three sisters, Carole Ann Northrop, Mary Margaret Bowen and Mary Rose Bowen, and a brother David John Bowen.
Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Rev. Joseph B. Codori, Parochial Vicar, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Castle.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on April 7, 2017
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