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John Bower Jr.

December 6, 1940 ~ August 12, 2022 (age 81)
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          Warren – John Bower Jr., 81, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022, at the Windsor House in Champion.


            John was born December 6, 1940, in Mercer, PA, the son of John Bower Sr. and Isabella (Hogue) Bower.


            John was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. He retired July of 1995 from East Ohio Gas as a technician in the pressure department after 33 years. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Parish (St. James Church) in Warren. He was an avid golfer and had a hole-in-one at Yankee Run Golf Course in Brookfield. John enjoyed fishing, bowling, and family outings, which were his greatest enjoyment.

            John served our Country in the U.S. Navy.


            John is survived by his wife Karen whom he married May 24, 1965, a daughter Laurie Bower of Warren, a son Michael Bower of Vienna, a grandson Jacob Bower, a sister Bonnie Evans of Howland, and three nieces Karen Blair, Sharon Rumbarger, and Kathy Evans.


            He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Christopher Bower and two sisters Myrna Fimognari, Maxine Barron and a brother-in-law Randall Evans.


            John will always be remembered for being ready to help others in need. Per John’s wishes, his body will be donated to The Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown for the advancement of medical research.


            Memorial Calling hours will be Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church) 2532 Burton St. SE, Warren, Ohio 44484.

            A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church with Rev. Christopher Cicero presiding.


            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s name to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 2532 Burton St. SE, Warren, Ohio 44484 or to the Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195 or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jud Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


            Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio.


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August 20, 2022

8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
St. James Church
2532 Burton St. SE
Warren, OH 44484

Memorial Mass
August 20, 2022

9:30 AM
St. James Church
2532 Burton St. SE
Warren, OH 44484


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
2532 Burton St., Warren OH 44484

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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