In memory of
WAYNE BOWMAN
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In memory of
WAYNE BOWMAN
  WAYNE BOWMAN (Age 71) Of Alexandria, Virginia, died December 21, 2016. Born in Seattle, Washington, he was the eldest son of Jean Vee Dudley and Wayne Eno Bowman. Wayne grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia. After graduating from Norfolk Academy, he went to Princeton and was a proud member of the Class of 1967. During the Viet Nam era, Wayne spent four years in the Navy. Wayne began his career in journalism at the Brunswick Times Gazette in Lawrenceville, Virginia, and was a military reporter for the Newport News Daily Press. He moved to television after completing his graduate degree at Columbia University's School of Journalism. He worked as a reporter, assignment editor, and producer at television stations in Portsmouth, Virginia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Lexington, Kentucky, Charlottesville, Virginia, Huntington, West Virginia, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, before moving to the Washington area. He spent the last 24 years at the Voice of America/U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau as an editor and producer where he took great pride in maintaining the highest journalistic standards, and providing an accurate news source while also explaining the United States to foreign audiences. He was an avid competitive fencer and was the President of the Olde Town Fencing Gang in Alexandria. In 2001, his team took silver in the Men's Epee National Championships. He is survived by his wife, Tricia Rodgers; and brothers Patrick of Ruther Glen, Virginia, and Gary (Mary Kate) of Washington, North Carolina. Also surviving are nieces Christal Bowman and Meghan Eggleston; nephew Cameron Bowman; their spouses and children; sister-in-law Cathy Rodgers (Steve Kimbel) and Wayne's extended family of friends, fellow fencers, and VOA colleagues. A memorial service will be held on February 25, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wayne's memory may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, 3330 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22302 or alexscholarshipfund.org
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