John N. Bowman, Jr.

January 3, 1953June 15, 2013
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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 American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 or are appreciated. For additional information, please call (630) 653-7666.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 24, 2013

John N. Bowman, Jr.

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Paula Pearson

March 23, 2014

Remembering a wonderful man half of a great couple. Love to you Lucy.

Teresa Martine

March 18, 2014

I am in shock after hearing the news. John was a wonderful person and will never Be forgotten. I am so sorry Lucy. It is impossible for me to find the right words to say other than I loved John very much. My deepest sympathy goes out to you dear. God Bless you.

March 12, 2014

I hope Lucy reads this even after the time since John passed. I am floored by what I have read here tonight. I did not know this happened. We have drifted apart since you folks moved to Illinois from Indiana. But you two still are fresh in my mind & memories. My deepest sympathy to you Lucy. I know you are doing great, you are a go getter with a good attitude. God Bless.

Jim Ronchi, Portage, In

Jesse & Linda Moore

August 24, 2013

Lucy, so sorry to hear about your husband's death from Wendy's Facebook page. You are in our prayers.

August 24, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God help ease your pain and be with you always.

Love, Cindy and Mike DeGan

Marsha Tinetti (Howey)

August 23, 2013

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We will say prayers for you. Just take life a day at a time, and hold the good memories close to your heart. God must have needed another angel.
Love, George and Marsha Tinetti (Howey)

Janet Lynn Frink

August 23, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

August 23, 2013

Lucy, You and your family will always reside in my heart. I have so many fond memories and wish there was something I could do to ease the pain of your loss.

Joan Brooks

August 23, 2013

Lucy, we are so sad to have to say goodbye to a very dear friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers!! Love Joan and Rick.

wendy brimley

August 23, 2013

Dear Sis,
The only people who think there's a time limit for grief, have never lost a piece of their heart. Take all the time you need.
God has planned for this day, and He is here. He will always be at your side on days when we physically cannot.
We love you!
Wendy & Walt