Jack Gower

August 2, 1933October 2, 2013

Retired Evendale Police Chief, Jack Martin Gower, passed on October 2nd, 2013. He leaves behind his wife and companion of sixty years, Bertha(Boots) Gower, their four children; David Martin Gower and wife, Linda Jensen, Jenny Dennis, Cathy Kinney, Edie Munlin and her husband, Win Munlin, their nine grandchildren; Paul and Alex Gower, Rob Kinney and his wife, Claire, James Kinney and his wife, Tricia, Bryan Dennis and his wife, Kelly, Becca Dennis, Rachel, Annie, and Molly Grady, and also their two great-grandchildren; Holden and Lukas Kinney. His wise and thoughtful demeanor, as an officer and chief, made Jack a great role model to those who served under him. His compassion for others made him a pillar of society, and his generosity and love led him to continue to serve the communities of Sharonville, Evendale, Fort Myers, and beyond with the fruits of his garden; always planting enough to share with all of his family and friends. His leather football helmet that he wore at Sharonville High and the semi-pro team he played on afterwards showed his toughness in life, but his dedication and hard-fought battle to live life on his own terms proved it. He was a great man, and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home on Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio from 11:00am – until time of service at 2pm. Donations can be made to the SK Holtsinger Presby. Church, Auburn Ave., Gano, Ohio 45241.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2013

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Barry & Susan Porter

October 12, 2013

Susie and I wish to express our deep sympathy to all of Jack's family. He was a very good friend and a fine man. He will be greatly missed.

Susan and Phil Carson

October 9, 2013

We are deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He was such an inspiration and always was a smiling happy person to know. We cherish the time we had to know him since 1970's while visiting with our aunt and uncle in Florida.

Walter and Paula Cordes

October 7, 2013

I just heard of your passing my friend. Thank you so much for all that you did for policing in the Valley. You set a standard for others to follow and were a mentor to many; including myself. My working for the Evendale Police Department, with you at the helm, was a pleasure. May God Bless. Wally Cordes

October 5, 2013

We are so sorry to hear abut our dear friend & classmate. Our hearts and prayers go out to Boots and the whole family. He will be truly missed. WE are sorry we can't be there for the services. Ruth & Bob Jones, Port Charlotte Fl.

Alice & Gene Hedges

October 5, 2013

Thinking of you Boots

Richard Perkins

October 4, 2013

My sympathy to the family, you lost a husband, father, grandfather and a lot of people lost a good friend. Our loss is God's gain.

Barbara Murray

October 4, 2013

My deepest sympathy for all of you. I have so many sweet memories of all of you and what a wonderful man he was. I wish I wasn't so far away and that I could be there with you all. I can be reached at 661-289-5008

Bruce and Connie Campbell

October 4, 2013

Peace for his Family and Peace for his Soul. Sail on Chief, the past life you enjoyed can only be surpassed in the freedom of spirit and soul. See you on the other side, our friend.

Sandra and Ron Asbury

October 4, 2013

Edie, you and your family have our deepest sympathies on your loss.

October 4, 2013

Boots, Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Though words don't seem adequate right now, we want you to know you and your family are in our prayers. Good Bless you!