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Ira David Bowser
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1914
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 2007
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA

I. David Bowser Sr., 92, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, Meadville, died there Monday, April 16, 2007.

He was born in Reynoldsville, April 19, 1914, a son of Dr. David and Laura Wheeler Bowser. He married Julia Johnston and she preceded him in death May 5, 1975.

He had worked for the Prudential and Metropolitan insurance companies and had his own Kemper Insurance Agency. He taught science and math at West Mead Elementary School and at Meadville Junior High School, retiring in 1976.

He was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School, attended Allegheny College and received his bachelor of science degree from Clarion State College. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Meadville, the Reynoldsville Masonic Lodge, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Pennsylvania Association of Public School Retirees. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include five children, Julia Albert and her husband, Ray, of Chesaning, Mich., David Bowser Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, of Meadville and Estero, Fla., Matthew Bowser of Meadville, Mary Ann Hurst of St. Petersburg, Fla., and John Bowser and his wife, Antonia, of Meadville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Sara Crawford, Martha Alderton, Mary Lots and Alma Henry.

Private family graveside service will be conducted in Greendale Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

The family suggests memorials be made to Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, 31 N. Park Ave., or the Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St., both of Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Arrangements are under the direction of Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.
Meadville Tribune, 18 Apr 2007, Meadville, Pa.
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  Ira David Bowser (1883 - 1935)
  Laurena Esther Wheeler Bowser (1883 - 1954)
  Julia E. Johnston Bowser (1913 - 1975)
  Aubrey Elroy Bowser (1902 - 1902)**
  Ira David Bowser (1914 - 2007)
*Calculated relationship
Greendale Cemetery
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. F; Lot 18
Created by: Kathleen B
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
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Ira David Bowser
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