Ward B. Bowen Jr.

ward bowen

October 13, 1952 ~ July 26, 2023

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY



Ward B. Bowen Jr.

Greece: After a courageous battle with lung cancer, Wednesday July 26 2023 at age 70. Predeceased by his father, Ward Bowen Sr.; his mother, Jean Bowen; his brother, Edward Bowen; and his wife, Ellen. Survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Jeramy) Baldwin, Valerie (Dan) Bowen, Caryn (Thomas) Gearing; grandchildren, Evan, Amy, Madalyn, Maya, John, Thomas and William; brothers, Robert (Leslie), Douglas (Linda), and Donald (Kathy); several other family members, exceptional friends and neighbors.

Ward’s visitation will be held Thursday, August 3rd 4 PM – 7PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 4th 9:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


Visitation: August 3, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Funeral Mass: August 4, 2023 9:30 am

St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Cemetery: August 4, 2023 11:00 am

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. To my” BROTHER” i will miss you so much…it hurts !!!! LOVE from your “BROTHER” doug

  2. You will be missed my dear Ward. Our adventures and memories will forever live in
    my heart!! As would always say “Bye for now” XXOO

  3. Dad,
    Your life was a blessing
    Your memory is a treasure
    I love you beyond words and miss you
    beyond measure.

    Your Daughter,

  4. Dear Ward,
    It’s been a pleasure getting to know you, my friend. Thank you for making my life easier by lending a hand at my home. I really appreciated all your help. You were always such a caring and knowledgeable man always willing and eager to make others’ lives easier. I am sorry I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye and give you a hug. Christmas Day will not be the same without you. You will be missed. Until we meet again. Love, Karen Serafine

  5. For 57 years we have been best buds who were always there for each other and you cannot ever be replaced. No one will ever know or understand everything we had or all we did together. Will be joining you again in awhile and we will start all over.
    Love you my friend

  6. We offer our heartfelt condolences. Very fond memories of our many family gatherings growing up. Very sorry we are unable to travel to Rochester.

  7. R.I.P., Ward. I’m so glad we were friends. You were a great person, someone I always could count on, and I will miss all of our conversations. I was looking forward to seeing your home, but, sadly you were called home to Heaven. You truly were one of a kind, honest and a man of good morals and great knowledge. I will miss you, my friend…..

  8. Beautiful calling hours for Ward. Exceptional job done by his wonderful daughters and the funeral home!! Sad to say good bye but he will always live on in my heart💜🩵

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