Robert Earl Bowen (Bob) died peacefully in his San Diego home on October 29 2012 at the age of 84 with his loving family by his side. He is resting peacefully with his best friend and wife, Claire who predeceased him four years earlier.
Bob was born on June 9 1928 in Ogden Utah to Charles Mack Bowen and Mary Ann Hughes. The youngest of eight children he was raised in southern California. He had great admiration for his Mother who worked hard during his childhood to support her large family on her own.
Following his June 14 1946 graduation from Burbank High School he served in the Army PFC during World War 11 and served in Japan.
Bob spent years in San Bernardino, CA mastering his lathing skills. Bob married Wilma L. McMahan and had four children: Robin, Kim, Tonya and Marla. He moved his Family to Anchorage, Alaska where he became an accomplished carpenter.
He remarried in 1983 to his lovely Helen Claire Corcovelos. They moved from Anchorage back to San Diego CA. where Bob met Claire's seven children from her previous marriage: Tom, Angie, Jim, John, Theresa, Andy and Monica. He had no idea what he was getting into but with grace, dignity and love he earned the respect and love of the whole family. When Angie passed, Bob and Claire took her two young sons, Dominic and Dion in and raised them.
Bob was very grateful to Andy and Mariah for their special companionship and loving care.
When all said and done he had eleven children, twenty grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
We will forever miss his gentle demeanor, kindness, graciousness, patience, his willingness to help and most of all his wonderful sense of humor.
He has been cherished and will be missed by his loving family: Robin and Marcie Bowen, Ron and Kim Marie Hoyem, David and Tonya Piaskowski, Dan and Marla Brown, Tom and Marcia Corcovelos, Jim and Beth Corcovelos, John Corcovelos, Miles and Theresa Johnson, Andy and Renee`Corcovelos, Gary and Monica Hartman, and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren, his sister Mary Afton and his best friend Lou Dionese.
He was preceded in death by loving wife, Claire, daughter Angie Mucciacito and grandson Christopher Corcovelos.
The family wishes to express its immense gratitude to San Diego Hospice for the dignity and care offered to Bob and his family.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to your favorite charity or the Braille Institute.
A memorial service will be held Saturday November 3, 2012 11:00 am at Merkley Mitchell Mortuary 3
3655 Fifth Avenue San Diego, Ca. 92103