OBITUARY

Harry Lauraine Bowe Jr.

May 16, 1927July 10, 2019
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Harry Lauraine Bowe Jr. passed away on July 10, 2019 at the age of 92. Harry was born May 16, 1927 to Harry and Ruth Bowe in Santa Ana California. His early years were spent living in the Naples/Seal Beach area of California where he became an avid body surfer and fisherman. After his family moved to Pomona California, Harry graduated from Pomona High School class of 1945. Subsequently, he enlisted in the Navy and was sent to basic and flight training. With the end of World War II the military began to reduce the size of the armed forces and he was honorably discharged. During the late 1940’s Harry worked as a technician in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, becoming a journeyman in 1950. During the 1950’s he worked on the new hotel casinos on the Las Vegas strip and numerous emerging indoor shopping malls. His career took him all over California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the South Pacific Marshall Islands. In the 1970’s Harry became an instructor at Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College, where he taught refrigeration and air conditioning until his retirement in 1993. He was known for his erudite teaching style. Harry had three sons with his first wife, Esther (deceased); Charles Michael Bowe (1947), Jonathan Bruce Bowe (1953) and Thomas Andrew Bowe (deceased), all born in Pomona California. In 1971 he married his second wife, Dorothy (deceased) and was step-father to her daughter and son, Kathleen Brakenseik and Gilbert Edmonds. He is also survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. For the past few years Harry was active in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chino California. A private ceremony will be held at Live Oak Cemetery, Monrovia California.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Jennifer Heroux

July 17, 2019

Grandpa celebrating his 90th Birthday!

Jennifer Heroux

July 17, 2019

My Grandpa and I celebrating his 80th birthday!

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