Virginia Elizabeth “Ginger” Bowe
December 9, 1937-November 25, 2016
Virginia Elizabeth “Ginger” Bowe, 78, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.
Born in Boston, MA on December 9, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Henry P. and Mary (Norton) Frank. Ginger made her career as an administrative officer for the Delaware Department of Corrections in Wilmington, retiring in 1991 after 23 years of dedicated service.
She was a member of the Delaware Press Association and volunteered over 2000 hours at Christiana Hospital. Among her many hobbies, Ginger greatly enjoyed photography, traveling, reading and gardening. Most of all, she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Ginger was preceded in death by her brother, Philip Frank and daughter-in-law, Letty Bowe. She is survived by her children, James P. Bowe (Darlene) of Wilmington, Michael Bowe (Ann) of Stockbridge, GA, Matthew Bowe of Newark and Robert H. Bowe (Karen) of Landenberg, PA; sisters, Allison Knapp of Cedar Rapids, IA and Nancy O’Hara of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Brian, Alex, Ana, Genoa, Leah, Janna, Rachel, Casey, Madison and Aidan Bowe; and great grandson, Kaden Bowe.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening, December 1st from 4-6 pm at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. A memorial service and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ginger’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.