Douglas R. Bower



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Greece: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at age 52. Predeceased by his parents, George (Barbara) Bower; sister, Rose Bower. Survived by his wife, Vicki Bower; children, Jennifer, Danielle, Andrea and Frank; grandchildren; brother, John bower; family and dear friends. Doug’s memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, December 20, 2014, 1:00 PM at Bethany Presbyterian Church 3000 Dewey Avenue Rochester, NY 14616. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association ( in his memory. For more information and to sign Doug’s online guestbook, visit


  1. Vicki Bower on December 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Doug, as the sun rays fall upon my face, I feel you in my heart. Your light will always fill my soul, we’ll never be apart. I Love you Babe. Your loving wife Vicki.

  2. Kelly VanGelder on December 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My dear brother in law Doug. I am and will be here for your wife my sister Vicki. You truly will be missed, you were the apple of her eyes. I love and miss you oh so much. With all my love, hugs and kisses Kelly.

  3. Claire Deitman Ives on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Dear Vickie & family, it was so shocking to hear of Doug’s passing, my heart was very saddened. I worked with Doug for 16 yrs at Simcona and have a multitude of good memories of him.
    My heartfelt prayers and sympathy go out to you and the family during this very difficult time. May you all find comfort in the memories of love and happiness you shared. May you find strength and peace through your faith.
    God bless and keep you in his care.
    Claire Ives

  4. April on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Doug, it will never be the same here at Simcona without you. We miss you terribly 🙁


  5. PETER BUSCEMI on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Doug, You be missed. My prayers go out to you, and your Family. The years that we worked together will always be in my thoughts. God Bless….Peter Buscemi 12/11/14

  6. Michelle Forsyth on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Doug for many years at Simcona. What an awesome guy, always making me laugh showing me his new Simpson’s toy!! Thinking of you Vicki, his family and friends. You will be missed Doogahlas

  7. Bill Boehly on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I will miss you very much! My Heartfelt sympathy to Vicki and the family in this sad time! I also will miss our conversations about our Hobbies and your knowledge. It was a pleasure working with you back then!

  8. Chris Bacon on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    It’s almost impossible to believe that Doug is gone. I have known Doug for going on 25 years. He helped me with the destruction of my 150 year old house. He and Danielle played with our puppies at the time and I knew I met a fellow animal lover. We played in golf tournaments together and the running joke was that Doug could hit it farther than all of us with his 7 iron while we were using our drivers. That’s the way I want to remember him. With things that bring a smile to my face. I will miss you terribly Doug and have to believe that heaven is full of golf courses with no sand traps for you! Vickie, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Let your memories of Doug guide your soul to a place of love and solace.

  9. Kevin Chagnon on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathies to Doug’s wife, children, and entire family. I have known Doug for many, many years. Always a great guy and a gentlemen. As a supplier to Simcona, I have had the pleasure of working with him on many wire and cable projects over the years. In my eyes the industry has lost a great soul. God Bless you Doug and may you rest in peace with the God.

  10. Blanche on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My deepest Sympathy to Vicki and the family…. I worked with Doug for 23 years and he was genuinely a great guy….he was such a proud husband, father and grandfather….

  11. Dave Dasson on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts go out to the Bower family at this tough time. I have know Doug ever since I started in this industry. A great guy! very fair, thoughtful and easy going.
    He will be missed.

  12. Audrey Mastro on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Words cannot portray how saddened I am at Doug’s passing; I worked with him for decades. I will miss that dry sense of humor and constant one-liners! And how you never took my bribes when I needed help (‘Fine Audrey what DO you need’) I loved the stories about Doug and Phil and the good old days. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Vicki and family – I’ll miss you Dougie.

  13. Danielle Bower on December 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Daddy, this is all so unreal to me. I will remember nothing but the sweet times we shared. I know that you are in a better place now and everytime I hear thunder I’m going to imagine you bowling. Rip daddy, until we meet again. Love always, your little girl.

  14. Doug Ziegler on December 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Vicki, As we met today, and still now, I am at a loss for words. Doug was my longest running and one of my dearest friends. We lierally grew up together in every sense of the word. As the days pass and seasons change if you need anything, anything, you have my number. See you Saturday, With Love and Deepest Sympathy, Doug Z

  15. Cindy Ziegler on December 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Vicki, So sorry to hear about your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know. Love Cindy Ziegler

  16. Simon Braitman on December 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

    To the Bower family:
    Our deepest condolences in the loss if a great guy far too young to leave us.
    Doug was a member of the family of the Simcona Electronics family.

    Doug worked hard and learned quickly. He was respected and loved by all.

    May the memories of the time you shared together forever remain in your hearts.
    The Simcona family will never forget him.

    Simon and Josephine Braitman

  17. Lori & Roberto. on December 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Vicki, words cannot explain the pain I know your going through. I know Doug was the love of your life. It is my belief that he will always be with you. Please know that our hearts are with you and Bert and I will be here for you if you need anything♥ We love you ..

  18. cardhuu on December 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My best friend growing up I will never forget your crazy driving or the fish we never caught.. We had so many good times Doug It’s hard to remember them all. I do know one thing you were the gentle giant of us all. I feel bad that we lost track when I move to Florida. Rest in peace my friend I will see you in heaven maybe we can finally catch that big trout or salmon we are always after. Tim Flow <><><><

  19. Eric Van Eecke on December 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to Doug’s entire
    family. I’ve known Doug for over 20 years and I will always remember him as a
    kind and helpful soul. Our relationship started out as international colleagues
    and he quickly transformed into a trusted friend. I know this will be a tough
    time for family and friends and I hope you can rest knowing that Doug is in a
    better place now. I trust your loving memories will provide comfort in the days
    and years ahead.

  20. Dale Rath on December 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to Doug’s Family. I knew Doug for great many years and will
    miss him a lot. I was fortunate to
    attend a Dinner with Doug, Sue, Pete and Metro on Dec. 3rd. That
    will be a nice memory to keep.

  21. Frank Arean on December 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Doug I remember the first time we had first met at the apartments me and my sister and mom lived at I was young couldnt have been any more than twelve and was like who is this guy, coming in and taking my mom away, I know at first I didnt like any of it but man I grew to change that very soon after it was much more that you put a smile on my moms face, you made her happy and you did the same for me I remember going to your place in hamlin and cutting the grass I wrapped the extension cord up in the mower you looked at me and laughed didnt get mad or nothing, i remember you taking me slot car racing every friday, everytime i got into somthing you always somhow helped me and enjoyed it also, i remeber i was making a ramp for my bike in the street you said bad idea frank not even ten minutes later i came in the backyard crying with a broken colar bone. I remeber sitting in the driveway this past summer and you were talking about this bike you were looking at online you wanted, me and my mom looked at you and said doug if you want it buy it you only live once and you said yea and bought it, im glad that i got a chance to help you work on it this summer it meant alot to me. One thing i struggled with when i was younger was you cant have two dads but you can theres much more to it, i know you knew but i wish i could have told you I loved you, you were always there for me whenever I needed advice, you did alot for me I deffinatly am better person having you in my life and I will never forget you I will take care of my mom and I will watch over John just like you would rest in peace dad I love you

  22. Anita Bowen on December 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My heart goes out to Doug’s family, my Prayers are with all of you. I will always remember Doug as the one who could make us laugh. He & my Brother, Roger (rip) hung out together back in high school. He was a wonderful guy & I will remember the good times we all had together.

  23. Arnie McGall on December 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    So sad to hear of Doug’s passing. He will surely be missed by all of us who knew him.

  24. Don and Justine Boyle on December 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Vicki and Family, Justine and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Feel free to call us if there is anything we can do to help support you in the loss of Doug.
    Don and Justine Boyle

  25. Scott Boyle on December 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Vicki and Family. I am sorry to hear of your loss of your loved member of your family – a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, a cousin, a friend to many. He will be missed. May God Bless you and your Family.

  26. Mickie Mokos on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I have worked with Doug in the wire industry for the past 14 years. I never met him personally, but after our hundreds of chats over the years, I feel like I had known him forever. I am so shocked and saddened to hear this news. My heartfelt prayers go out to his wife and children who have lost such a genuine, kind soul. I will miss Doug and his cheerful, uplifting voice which was such a relief some days in this industry. Rest in Peace….

  27. Everyone at MEGA Electronics on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

    To Bower Family,

    We at MEGA Electronics wanted send our condolences. It always a pleasure working with Doug and he will be missed.

  28. Laura Strutz on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

    To Doug’s family, my most heartfelt condolences. Rest in Peace, Dougie. Some things even death cannot take away. Always in my heart. -Laura

  29. Tim & Kim Davis and family on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

    To Vicki and children,
    I will not even try to imagine your feelings and thoughts as the days go by. May God give you His Peace to endure.

    Personally, I have not seen Doug in many years but will always remember how he laughed and always made the rest of us laugh along with him!
    May there always be a lake nearby for you to jump in, Doug!!

  30. John Ed Bower on December 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    EVERY HAPPY Brother was in my life he was great brother .

  31. Jen Miller on December 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Dad..I’m still trying to sort through all of is all so surreal. As the days pass by, I remember all of the memories we shared. I remember fishing, bowling, camping trips, sledding, putt putt, going to the drive in, going to the quarries..the countless dance classes and recitals that you endured..I remember watching mash, hogans heroes, Star Trek, the Simpsons..and the steelers play..I can still remember the day you told me that I was going to have a sibling..I was so angry..but you assured me one day I wouldn’t feel that took years, but you were right..I remember your jokes, your smile, your laugh. I remember getting lost in the woods in Canada..I was so scared..I didn’t think you cared because you didn’t find me, until I saw the helicopter looking for me, and look on your face when you saw me and ran to me..and held me so tight ‘I’m so glad you’re ok..I was NOT tell your mother I lost you..I will never lose you again’ I remember those words clearly. I remember learning to drive in your beloved Beretta..I was so worried that I was going yo crash were so patient and kept reminding me that although you loved your car very, very, very was just a car. I remember you being there when each of my children were born..and for Brianna’s surgery. I guess above all I remember you being there for me..whenever I called, for whatever I were there..without question..without hesitation. There have been times that I’ve missed you in the past..but I knew you were always just a call away, and you’d be there. Today I still miss you terribly..but I know you are still with me, and always will be. I promise to pass on to my children all that you have taught me, and shared with me..most importantly showing them the unconditional..everlasting love that you have shown me. I love you dad, I miss you, and I will carry you in my heart until we meet again..and I know you are watching over all of the people that you in peace dad xoxo

  32. Sue Zornow on December 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Goodbye my friend, hope you are ‘livin’ the dream’ somewhere.
    Joe’s Bar and Grill will never be the same.

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