OBITUARY

Mr. David Peck Bowman

August 19, 1953January 2, 2021

David P Bowman of Odessa, FL passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Dave was born on August 19, 1953, in Columbus, OH. He graduated from Hillsboro High School and the University of Cincinnati. Dave worked at Cincinnati Milacron at the Wilmington, Oakley, and South Carolina Plants from 1973 to 1994. He then worked at the Progress Lighting facility in Cowpens, South Carolina from 1994 until 2000. Dave joined the Mettler Toledo Company in Spartanburg, SC. He was the materials manager there until 2004 when he joined the Tampa division. He retired on December 30, 2020. Dave was preceded in death by father, Richard Bowman; brother, Robert Bowman; two uncles and one aunt. Dave left behind his best friend and wife, Janet Hussey Bowman, whom he married in 1980. He is also survived by his son, David Richard Bowman (Dana Gasparich) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Jessica Ann Bozolo (John) of Trinity, FL; grandson, David Elliott Bowman; mother, June Peck Bowman of Cape May in Wilmington, OH; brothers, Steve Bowman (Eileen Taylor) of Wilmington, OH and Mark Bowman (Carol Stuart) of Mason, OH. He also left behind two uncles, one aunt, 14 nieces and nephews, and 4 great nieces and nephews. Dave adored his family and could often not speak of his love for them without getting emotional. Dave loved music and was a highly talented pianist and tenor vocalist in church choirs in Ohio and South Carolina. Dave especially enjoyed listening to the music group Chicago. Celebrate his life as you listen to their music. Blount & Curry Funeral Home in Oldsmar, FL and the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro, OH are serving the family. There will be a private graveside service in Hillsboro, OH for Dave at the convenience of his family. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to Ohio Living Cape May (175 Cape May Dr. Wilmington, OH 45117) or to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation (12902 Magnolia Dr. MBC-FOUND Tampa, FL 33612).

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Coleen Dunchak

January 19, 2021

Dearest Janet and Family, I’m so very very sorry to read of Dave’s passing. I’m praying for you all and sending our sincere condolences.
With deepest sympathy,
Coleen and Ted

Derrick Kvetko

January 18, 2021

David was a remarkable man. I have known Dave for close to 13 years, most on a professional level. He was an inspiration to all that I have met thru him. He was a devoted and loving man, with that sense of humor that no one could walk away from without a smile or laugh. Dave, you will be missed by all who have known you both personally and professionally. The pleasantry of your new life begins, and an enjoyable one it will be! Thoughts and prayers delivered.

Paul Bratz

January 8, 2021

Bowman Family,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you peace & comforts. Prayers
UPS/Paul Bratz

Terry Moore

January 8, 2021

He was such a nice guy I felt I should say more I had a lot of respect for that man and I'm so sorry

Terry Moore

January 8, 2021

He was one of the nicest bosses I ever had

George Streitenberger

January 6, 2021

Dave marched in Nixion's inaugural parde, with me. He played the tuba. I usually played euphonium. Why? because I was supposed to play tuba and I told Dave I can't make it that far carying a giant tuba. The thing is to heavy, I'll never make it. Dave said he could do it, and he did. He was that kind of guy!

America German

January 6, 2021

It has taken me days to get over the shock. Dave - I miss you already. I had an Excel report that I kept getting an error message. You always came to my rescue. I will miss your jokes, your sarcasm, all the chats about your beloved Jan, your brothers, your hilarious stories about your mom [and how your relative(s) would sneak forbidden snacks into her room), your talks of where you grew up, the lake, the barn, your jokes, etc. I'll miss hearing about that Mustang of yours, Chicago (and the time you ran into them at the airport!) I'll miss nagging you to eat healthier and exercise. You always complained about joining my version of "The Biggest Loser" and you would argue with me because you didn't want to lose weight [except for when you were preparing for your daughter's wedding.] I'll miss asking you, "Hey Dave: how are you?" and you telling me "I'm better than nothing!" 9 years of laughter, great stories, receiving your immense knowledge (thanks for all of the Excel tutorials), and your friendship. Thank you Dave - you were one class act. May you rest in peace.

Janet, David, and Jessica: my deepest condolences. Your husband/father left a huge gap in our hearts.

I leave you with this: "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18

May God bless you and comfort you.

Alina Rodriquez

January 6, 2021

Janet and Jessie, I’m so sorry to hear of David’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Chris Deighton

January 6, 2021

I am so saddened, rather crushed, by the news of Dave's passing. It was a joy to work with Dave (I called him DB) in my 6 years here. He had such an impact on my work here over the years, and was always so quick to help and guide me in my various projects that required his expertise. He consistently made me laugh with his words.. those "Bowmanisms." I told him on my last day before my time off over Christmas how much I would miss him. His family and loved ones are in my prayers.

Viggo Nielsen

January 6, 2021

We were very saddened to hear that Dave had passed, just on the threshold of him retiring and getting to enjoy more time with family and his hobbies. We worked together at Mettler Toledo for almost 15 years and his dedication, loyalty and skills played a big role in the growth of that company. Dave will be missed by all the colleagues he managed, helped and supported over the many years he was working. May Dave rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY