|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2013|
New Jersey, USA
William W. Bowden, Sr., aged 90, of Wrightstown, NJ passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. Born in Locust Grove, GA, he lived on Long Island, NY before moving to New Jersey 40 years ago.
Bill served as a Sergeant in the US Air Force during World War II, receiving 5 medals. He was a retired Purchasing Agent for Roosevelt Raceway in Long Island, NY. Bill was a breeder, trainer and driver of harness horses and had built a Solid Top 30 race horse farm in Columbus, NJ. He also worked for Vernon Dancer Stables and later for Laurita Winery both in New Egypt before retiring three years ago. Bill was a member of NJ Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association and also the US Trotting Association.
Bill was predeceased by his wife, Mary Anne Bowden; a step-daughter, Jackie Dilley and by 12 brothers and sisters. He is survived by 3 sons, William Bowden, Jr. and wife Melinda of New Egypt, Gene Bowden and wife Karen of Willingboro and Gregory Bowden of Wrightstown; a daughter, Vicki Bowden of Manchester, VT; a step-daughter, Susan Mack and husband James of Franklin Square, NY; four grandchildren, William Bowden III, Ashley Bowden, Dalton Bowden and Anthony Knighten; two step grandchildren, Arthur Dilley and Meredith Condon; three step great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Tilghman Funeral Home, New Egypt, NJ. Funeral services at the Church of the Assumption Chapel, New Egypt with burial to follow at the BGWCD Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.
Due to cemetery restrictions, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, Millstone, NJ. (adoptahorse.org).
Published on the FH website on August 10, 2013
Mary Anne Bowden (1925 - 1995)
US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
MOM & DAD REST IN PEACE
Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section L Site 7292
Created by: Emily E. Farley Smith
Record added: Aug 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115212489
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