Frank Bowling Jr.

November 7, 1933December 30, 2020

Frank Bowling Jr. Shed his wings and passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, AZ December 30th, 2020. Born in Chicago, Ill November 7th, 1933 to Frank Sr and Opal Bowling. Frank was known to always have a tennis ball or baseball in his hands or back pocket to throw against the walls on walks home on the Southside of Chicago. As a child he played with his cousins Bill, Bette, Don and Nelson. He loved baseball and enjoyed listening to Cubs games on the radio with his dad.. He was an athlete in high school where he played a variety of sports. In the early 1950s, Frank attended Arizona State University or Arizona College during the pivotal years the university was transitioning from a state college to the second university in Arizona and now today, one of the leading college institutions in America. He played baseball at ASU and tried out for the MLB team San Francisco Giants. Frank is a United States Air Force Veteran. He was also a proud member of Local 469 Pipefitters Union and spoke highly of them during his tenure and into retirement. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Jan Bowling, his son Matt and daughter in law Karen, his son Glen and daughter in law Tia, grandchildren Matthew and Nicholas, Avery and Evalyn. Frank was a man always quick with a joke or a great story, loved his family and loved playing and watching sports. His Cubs finally won a World Series in 2016 something he and his dad waited almost a lifetime for them to achieve. Frank will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services will be held at Green Acres Mortuary, Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 2pm. 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 85257. Livestream services available at:


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    Wednesday, January 13, 2021



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Jane Villa

January 11, 2021

Frank was the perfect uncle and has been captured so beautifully in this obituary! I never spent a day or even a few hours with him during which we didn't laugh at least a little bit . My family was particularly touched by the sweet way he had with our daughter, Elena. Frank was a generous and kind great uncle to her at each stage of her life's journey. We're forever grateful and we will all miss him! Godspeed, dear Frank!