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Julian Henry “Jeff” Bowersox  

Julian Henry “Jeff” Bowersox

February 12, 1943 – June 9, 2014

Julian Henry “Jeff” Bowersox, 71, of New Castle, DE and formerly of Chichester, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence on Monday, June 9, 2014.

Born on February 12, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, Jeff was the son of the late Clarence Bowersox and Joan Hadley Ewaka.

He was a graduate of Eddystone High School, Class of 1961.   He proudly served his country as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard.

Jeff made his career in the plumbing and heating profession and enjoyed working for Joseph Stong Plumbing and Heating in Chester, PA for thirty-five years.  Later he worked for Associates Contracting in Dover, DE, retiring in 2012.

While living in the Chichester area, he was a member of the Chichester Jaycees.

As an avid outdoorsman, Jeff greatly enjoyed fishing and boating.  He found great pleasure in riding his scooter, travelling and adored spending time with his loving family and friends.  Jeff was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Bowersox.

Jeff leaves many fond memories to his loving wife of 48 years, Jeanne T. Cooper Bowersox; four children, Kenneth Bowersox, Sr. of New Castle, Donna Gallagher (Mark) of West Grove, PA, Julianne Gray (Michael) of Bear and Robert Bowersox, Sr. (Karen) of North East, MD; his step-mother, Billie Bowersox of Myrtle Beach, SC; a brother, Bill Bowersox of Chadds Ford, PA; two sisters, Pamela Davis of Myrtle Beach, SC and Robyn Linder of Orinda, CA; eleven grandchildren and his very special canine friend, Hercules.

Friends may visit with Jeff’s family on Friday evening, June 13, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE and again on Saturday morning from 9:00-10:00 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima, 801 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jeff’s memory to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1200, Newark, DE 19713 or to Johns Hopkins University, c/o Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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  1. Kit Litle, June 10, 2014

    Jeff will be missed but remembered for all the fun and trips we took over the past years. He was a great guy, soft spoken with a wonderful personality and sense of humor. We love and miss you, Jeff.

    Kit & Tom

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Kit and Tom,

      Thank you so much for the love and support that you provided Jeff and I over the years. You were not only our sister/brother but our friends and we love you with all our hearts. I will miss Jeff very much but know that he is at peace and out of pain.

      We were so sorry for your loss as well. We loved Tommy and know that he is now at peace. Praying that you will be comforted in knowing that he is in heaven.

      My love always,

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  2. Karen Canning, June 10, 2014

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Bowersox. I will always remember Saturday mornings and him making breakfast for us. Such a great dad.

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Karen,

      Thank you for the love and support that you provided our family in the loss of my husband, Jeff.
      I especially thank you and the other girls for the love and support that you provided to Donna. She loves you girls so much and it meant a lot her to be with you during this difficult.

      Much love to all!
      Mrs. Bowersox

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  3. Brenda millar, June 10, 2014

    Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Though I never met your dad, I am sure he was a wonderful man. I know this because he raised one of the very best people I have ever met. Stay strong you are loved and treasured by many. I am sure your dad was very proud. Love , Brenda

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Brenda! Your love and support mean so much to me! i love my Crozer sisters!
      xo
      Julie

      Reply
  4. Beverly Daniels, June 10, 2014

    Love to all of you, and heartfelt prayer! What a wonderful tribute to a great man who will be dearly missed by many. Wish I could take your pain away. Love, Bev

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Bev,

      Thank you so much for all of the love and prayers that you provided us during Uncle Jeff’s illness. Thank you too for making the long trip to offer us your support at his funeral. It was so comforting to see so many of our family members. What a tribute to Uncle Jeff.
      We love you!
      Aunt Jeanne

      Reply
  5. Kimberly, June 10, 2014

    My sympathies to the Bowersox family.

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Thank you Kimberly for your expression of Sympathy. I know several people with the name of Kimberly, Will you provide me with your last name?

      Again, many thanks
      Jeanne Bowersox

      Reply
  6. MaryJane Knotts, June 11, 2014

    Donna,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    It’s been years since I have seen your Dad but I fondly remember his great personality that made a room light up when he walked in.
    Love MJ

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    • Donna Gallagher, June 12, 2014

      MJ,
      Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.
      Love,
      Donna

      Reply
  7. Barbara Schaen, June 11, 2014

    Jean and family so sorry to hear about Jeff I would like to be there but I will be working keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Barbara,

      I cannot thank you enough for your kind expression of sympathy. We will miss Jeff but take comfort in knowing that he is at peace.

      I think of you frequently and hope that you and your family are doing well.
      We have many fond memories of Ervin Avenue and talk about the fun the kids had with Eric Laurie and Eddie.

      Take care! Love, Jeanne

      .

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  8. joseph stong, June 11, 2014

    My condolences to the Bowersox Family. Jeff taught me as an apprentice and then my son also had the privelege of working for him later. I was taught so much by Jeff about electrical, plumbing and gas work, and in a consistintly patient way, that served me well in my career and my life. I say my life because he taught me how to have patience and understanding with people. My son and I are so glad we had the opportunity to see Jeff before he passed.

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Joe and Jeff,
      I cannot thank you enough for visiting Jeff prior to his passing. It meant so much to him. It was such blessing for him to be able to hear your kind words and hear the impact that he made on so many “Young Warriors”. The outpouring of love from the Stong Family was very heartwarming and I will never forget your kindness.

      Thank you too for the beautiful flowers. It was so thoughtful of your Mom to think of us.

      Love and prayers,
      Jeanne Bowersox

      Reply
  9. Jeanette Wedman, June 11, 2014

    My prayers are with you & your family Jean.

    (Barbara Finlayson’s cousin)

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Jeanette,

      Thank you so much for the prayers and your kind expression of sympathy. Hope that I get to visit with you sometime while you are at Barbara and Allens.

      Jeanne Bowersox

      Reply
  10. Jim and Theresa, June 11, 2014

    Jean and Family, We are so sorry for you pain and loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Jim and Theresa,

      Thank you so much for your kind expression of sympathy.

      Love,
      Jeanne and Family

      Reply
  11. Carol & Dave & family, June 11, 2014

    Jean and Family, All the Miller family send heartfelt condolences and prayers to all the Bowersox families. We will sincerely miss Jeff and the happy memories he was a part of. We love you all and wish we could ease your pain.

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Carol, Dave and Family,

      Thank you so much for the love and support that you have provided Jeff and our family during Jeff’s illness. Thank you too for making the special trip to visit him. That meant so much to him! to spend some time with you. We both love you and all of the Millers so much.

      We know that Jeff is at peace now and that does bring us some comfort, but we sure do miss him.

      Love to all,
      Jeanne

      Reply
  12. Glen Gleason, June 11, 2014

    Aunt Jean & Family, We are so sorry for you loss. Heaven has gained a great man!
    Love Glen/Holly/Joshua/Drake & Jonah Gleason

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Glen, Holly, Drake and Jonah,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I agree, Heaven has gained a great Man!. Although we miss him greatly, we know that he is at peace and that does bring us comfort.

      Thank you so much for making the trip to the viewing. Your presence was so appreciated.

      Our love,
      Aunt Jeanne and Family

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  13. Donna Wright, June 11, 2014

    Jean, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Donna,

      Thank you so much for your kind expression of sympathy. We know that Jeff is out of pain and at peace, that is some comfort to us.

      Stacey was so sweet. She is a very good nurse! Job well done.

      Love,
      Jeanne

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  14. Fred Gibbons, June 11, 2014

    My condolences to the Bowersox family. I wish you the best during this tough time.

    -Freddie

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    • Pam Davis, June 25, 2014

      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts.

      – Pam

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 25, 2014

      Thank you so much for your condolences

      Reply
  15. Alberta Roux, June 11, 2014

    Jean & Family.
    My heartfelt condolences to you & your family. May you find peace and comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in your heart

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Alberta. Your kind words are appreciated.

      Love,
      Jeanne

      Reply
  16. kelsey lee, June 12, 2014

    To the family of Julian H. Bowersox,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34;18) With sympathy,

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  17. Lupi family, June 13, 2014

    Dear bower sox family
    So sorry for the loss of your loved one .
    Prayers & love

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    • Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

      Dear Judy, George and Ann,

      Thank you so much for your kind expression of sympathy. Knowing that Jeff is out of pain and at peace is a source of comfort but we sure do miss him.
      It was so nice to see you Ann, you have not changed a bit! Thank you for the support that you and the girls provided to Donna. I know that she appreciated your comfort and support! She loves her best friends.

      Love,
      Jeanne Bowersox

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  18. Joe Mulrooney, June 13, 2014

    Dear Mrs. Bowersox and family; I knew and served with Jeff in the 198th during the “sixties”. I remember him as always starched, pressed, with a snappy salute. To me he was first and for-most a good soldier and a patriot. I will always remember his easy going personality and his infectious smile. I remember he had a pet raccoon on a leash that he would bring to our drills, which everyone got a great kick out of watching him feed his “critter”. He was, as you know, a great guy. I cut out his picture and put it with all his and my “buddies”, who have gone before me, in my Army yearbook. I take it out and look at all my friends sometimes and still stay in touch with those I can to let them know about the others. I can assure you he will not be forgotten. With my deepest sympathy and regard, Joe Mulrooney.

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  19. Jeanne Bowersox, June 17, 2014

    Dear Joe,
    What a nice surprise to hear from a soldier that served with Jeff. Yep, you are correct! He was always starched and pressed with very shiny boots. He would stay up half the night before drill week-end to be sure that he looked his best to serve his country.

    The raccoon was not one of my favorite pets but he liked it and got a kick out of showing it to friends and family.

    It is so nice that you keep in touch with some of the other soldiers that you served with. Do you know anything about Roland Moore or Ronny Davis? Jeff always enjoyed going to drill. If he didn’t have a family, I think that he would have made a career out of being in the military.

    Thanks again Joe for the great memory of Jeff. We will cherish your expression of sympathy.
    Jeanne Bowersox

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  20. ken, June 9, 2015

    Pop,

    It has been 1 year today and ever day you are in my heart. It is amazing on how many hearts that you have touched.

    Love

    Ken

    Reply
  21. ken, June 9, 2016

    Pop,

    Another year! What can I say, but I miss you. I have caught myself asking you a question. I know that you are in ever ones heart. LOVE YOU

    Reply
  22. ken, June 20, 2016

    Pop,

    Another Father’s Day has come and gone. I can say that I wish that I can hear your voice and watch TV with you.

    Love You

    Reply
  23. ken, June 9, 2017

    Pop,

    Another year, I do miss talking to you. I have so many things to ask you!!

    Love Ken

    Reply
  24. Jeanne Bowersox, July 2, 2017

    I never met a man who loved his country as much as you did Jeff!! Thinking of you with love over this 4th of July holiday. Miss you so much!

    Your loving wife, Jeanne

    Reply

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