Posted by on March 24, 2021 10:29 am

Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

bernard bowman jr obituary

Bernard G. “Bernie” Bowman, Jr., 73, of Pottsville, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, February 26, 1948, a son of the late Bernard and Arlene Bowman.

Bernie was a graduate of Williams Valley High School. He was a retired service manager at Air Brake and Power Equipment Company, Pottsville. He still enjoyed helping out there whenever he could after retirement.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, St Clair. Bernie could often be found volunteering at the Salvation Army. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, his church family and his cats.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Readinger.

Surviving are his four children, Angel Vidal (Bud), Pottsville; Gayle Bowman, Muir; Bernard Bowman, Pottsville and AaronBowman (Linda), Pottsville; three step-children, Patrick Murphy (Michelle), St. Clair; Tina Schaeffer (John), Port Carbon and David Plappert (Dorry), Minersville; three sisters, Beverly Bowman, Reading; Sherry Challenger (Glen), Tower City and Peggy Schaeffer, Tower City; one brother, Darrin Bowman (Gale), Schuylkill Haven. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1 N. Front St. St. Clair, PA 17970.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit

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