Robert Thomas Bowman, age 81, of Paradise went home to be with his Lord on September 10, 2018 at the Hospice and Community Care Center. Born in Manor Twp., he was the son of the late Paul K. and Mary Thomas Bowman. He was the loving husband of Thelma Eileen Denlinger Bowman. They celebrated 58 years of marriage in June.
Robert and Thelma were in the dairy business for 30 years. Robert then worked at Pequea Machine for 15 years. Following that he provided transportation for the Amish community. Mr. Bowman was a member of the former Bart Mennonite Church where he served as a Trustee. He attended Keystone Church.
In addition to his wife he will be lovingly missed by his children: Brenda, married to Brett Breidigan, of Bechtelsville, Gary, married to Jennifer Harnish Bowman of Conestoga, Rick, married to Jennifer Kiehl Bowman of Strasburg. There are 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. There will be 2 additional great-grandchildren by Thanksgiving of this year. He is survived by 1 brother and 2 sisters: Kenneth married to Mary Catherine, of Lancaster, Ruth Ann married to Nevin Martin of Terre Hill, Mary Alice married to Ben Brown, of Anniston, Alabama. He is preceded in death by a brother, E. Thomas Bowman.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Keystone Church, 20 Harristown Road, Paradise, on Friday @ 11:00 a.m. Pastor Charlie Walter will be officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Burial will be prior to the Celebration of Life Service on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Paradise Mennonite Cemetery. There will be a viewing and visitation at the Shivery Funeral Home, 3214 Lincoln Hwy. East, Paradise on Thursday, September 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. shiveryfuneralhome.com
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