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In loving memory of
Harry Bowman
  • January 15, 1944
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  • March 27, 2021

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Harry Joseph Bowman, 77, of Leesburg, Florida, died Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Silver Lake Assisted Living Village with his loving wife by his side.

Harry is survived by his wife Diane Bowman of Leesburg, Florida, his daughter Julianne Kaye (Greg) of Easley, SC, his son, Jared Bowman of Prairie City, OR, and his 3 grandson’s, Camden, Carter and Cayson Kaye.

He leaves behind his sisters Gladys Johnson (John), Helen Soblowski, brother Larry Bowman, and 12 loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his youngest sister Donna Landis.

Harry was born on January 15, 1944 in Akron, OH to parents Morton and Frances Bowman. He graduated from Hudson High school,1962 and Kent State University in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and 1971 with a Masters Degree in Music Education. He taught both vocal and instrumental music for 32 years in Rootstown, OH, Brimfield, OH, and Northfield, OH. He married Diane Turcsanyi Bowman in 1974 and the couple have 2 children together and helped raise 26 foster children.

Harry was deeply involved with family and friends. He was dedicated to Boy Scouts of America as a youth and finished 25 years later as Assistant Scoutmaster. He was actively involved in the MacCallum Highland Pipe Band as pipe sergeant and taught bagpiping lessons. He enjoyed camping and traveling with his family. His family and friends will always remember him as a great listener, a loving husband and father. He was a faithful church goer and rarely missed a service. He was a member of Saint Philip Lutheran Church in Mount Dora, Florida.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 11:00-1:00 at the Scottish Highland Clubhouse at 1 Scottish Highlands Blvd. Leesburg, FL 34788

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All are welcome to attend and celebrate Harry’s life. Donations can be made in his honor to:

Clan Scott Society
Scholarship in memory of Harry Bowman
PO Box 18099
Denver, CO 80218-0099
(They are a 501c 3 charity and will provide tax receipts to all donors.)

The Boy Scouts of America Great Trail Council has created a memorial donations website
(www.gtcbsa.org/memorials) where friends and family can contribute and they are working to identify worthy capital improvements and/or scholarship opportunities for any donations received in his name.


Scottish Highland Clubhouse
1 Scottish Highlands Blvd., Leesburg, FL 34788
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Date & Time:
April 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM

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  1. Gail Heneghan says:
    03 Apr 2021
    Harry and Diane are dear friends and we shared many visits and talks with them in Florida! Who can forget Harry's handsome handlebar mustache and his twinkling eyes! Harry never complained when his illness took more and more of him but continued to live life and give smiles to all his friends and family! His love of music and Westerns on TV were memories that I will cherish. Harry truly made life richer to all those who knew him.

  2. Randy Porter says:
    03 Apr 2021
    It is nearly impossible to summarize the impact that you had on so many. I thank God for your time on this earth and for allowing me to know you. You were first a leader, then a friend and then you made us family. You were and will always be a role model. Prayers to the entire Bowman family. May the memories that you made last for all generations to come. RIP Mr. Bowman and get those bags ready because I know all those in heaven will love to hear the music.

  3. Jared Bowman posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Lookin' spiffy!
    Lookin' spiffy!

  4. Elliot Bennett lit a candle:
    02 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 2, 2021 at 4:08:15 PM

  5. Carl Buser says:
    02 Apr 2021
    Dianne and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Harry's dedication to the scouting program was a great accomplishment that benefited many scouts over the years.
    He will be forever remembered as a legacy to the Brimfield Ohio scout troop.

    Day is done
    Gone the sun
    From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
    All is well
    Safely rest
    God is nigh

    BSA Troop 259 Brimfield, Ohio

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    01 Apr 2021
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  8. Christina Hendrix posted an image:
    01 Apr 2021
    Rip uncle Harry ❤️
    Rip uncle Harry ❤️

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    01 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 1, 2021 at 4:30:58 PM

  10. Dawn Cross says:
    31 Mar 2021
    Greg and I will miss you dearly. Your smile, your love and patience you showed to others and most of all I will miss you playing your bagpipes. I loved hearing you play them.
    We love you with all our hearts.❤️

  11. Dawn Cross lit a candle:
    31 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 31, 2021 at 3:06:07 PM

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