Edgar Bowen Sr.
Edgar Bowen, Sr., of Annapolis, MD died on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at his home. Born December 20, 1923, in Eastport, MD, to the late Susan and Emory Gwynn Bowen, Sr. He graduated from Annapolis High School. In 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater on the USS Livingston AK-222 as a Radioman 2nd class. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Edgar then helped run the family's grocery store, Bowen's Grocery, and was later employed as a tax assessor for Anne Arundel County. Upon his retirement he worked in the State Legislative Bill Room part time, for another 23 years. He was an active lifetime member of Eastport United Methodist Church and a member of the Annapolis Masonic Lodge #89. He was the beloved husband of 61 years of Agnes Mae (Miller) Bowen; devoted father of Edgar Bowen, Jr. (Lorene) of Riva and George Bowen (Linda) Abington, VA; brother of Doris Belcher, Marjorie Engberg, Bennett Bowen, Carol Ann Cantler and the late Leona Russell, Emory Gwynn Bowen, Jr., Milton Bowen, Edith Frances Bowen, Owen O'Dell Bowen and Charles M. Bowen; grandfather of Jennifer (Eric) Selander, Timothy (Katie) Bowen, Sr., Erica Bowen and Heather (Danny) Blood; great-grandfather of Brandon Selander, Danielle Blood, Timothy Bowen, Jr. and Mary Bowen. Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Sunday, October 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD on Monday, October 17 at 11 a.m. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Eastport United Methodist Church.
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