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.