Brian Rogers Bower

July 23, 1935November 27, 2018
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Dr. Brian R. Bower, Ed.D., a resident of Williamsburg, VA, originally of LeRoy, NY, passed away on November 27, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Vivian Bower; and brothers, Bruce Bower, Barry Bower, and Roland “Bud” Bower, Jr.

Following 33 years of service in the New York School System, Dr. Bower retired as the superintendent of the Mount Markham Central School District in West Winfield, NY. He volunteered at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Hospital driving the golf cart and served on the Patient Family Advisory Board. Dr. Bower was a member of Ford’s Colony Country Club where he enjoyed golfing. He also enjoyed his daily cocktails with Kate. He also liked reading and Sudoku puzzles and had a fondness for traveling to Hilton Head Island and Chautauqua Lake in New York.

Dr. Bower is survived by his wife, Katherine; sons, Scott Bower and his wife, Debbie, Ken Bower and his wife, Michelle and Keith Bower and his wife, Melanie; daughter, Bonnie Springborn; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his siblings, Candice Bower, Robin Bower and wife, Mary and Craig Bower and wife, Pat; as well as many nieces and nephews. He also leaves a community of loving and caring friends. A service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA on Saturday, December 1 at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brian’s memory may be made to the Auxiliary at SWRMC, 100 Sentara Cir, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Online condolences may be offered at


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Paul Berry

December 5, 2018

On behalf of the Mount Markham Central School District , I would like to extend our deepest sympathies at the loss of your beloved. Dr. Bower retired as Superintendent of Mount Markham in 1991 and strong legacies of his service remain on our campus today. May he rest in peace and may his memory bring your family comfort as you grieve his passing.

Dr. Paul Berry
Superintendent of Schools
Mount Markham Central School
West Winfield, NY

Teresa Huggins

November 30, 2018

We are thinking of you Kate! Remembering fondly our dinners at your house in NY! We always enjoyed conversations with you and Brian!💕 Take care. Teresa and Bill

Everett and Kimberly Fiers

November 29, 2018

To Ken, Michelle, Jennifer and Brian,
May the memories made together bring a smile to your faces knowing you all were loved by your father, father-in-law, and grandfather.
Death is never easy on those left behind, but we all are a gift and should cherish life with loved ones.
God Bless each of you during this sad time.
Love you all
Everett and Kimberly.

Debra Hardin

November 29, 2018

My love and prayers are with you. Brian was a character and a great volunteer. He was my above 40 degrees and below 85 degrees Golf Cart Shuttle Driver for over 11 years. I developed a great relationship with Brian, as you know often having to charm him into doing his annual volunteer tests since he preferred not to have to have a immunization. He will be so missed by many.

I there is anything that I can do for you, I am only a call away.