David Lawrence Bowley

August 26, 1940
- December 09, 2019

WINCHESTER, VA - David Lawrence Bowley, 79, went to be with his heavenly father on December 9th, 2019 after a long hard fight with dementia. He was born at Brownville, Maine on August 26th, 1940 to Milo and Regina (Archer) Bowley.
David graduated Brownville Junction High School in 1959. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army, where he learned the trade of mechanic. While stationed in Stuttgart, Germany he met his beloved wife of 57 years, Ann. They were married in 1962 in Esslingen, Germany.
After his discharge from the Army, he moved his German girl to Bangor Maine. Later they moved to Torrington, Connecticut where he began his insurance career as an adjustor with The Hartford Insurance Company. While in Torrington, they had two daughters. They moved back to Maine where his heart always belonged to be closer to family.
David had a successful career in Insurance and built many close relationships with his clients and co-workers, retiring from Cross Insurance in Bangor, Maine.
David loved to spend his days at Ebeemee Lake in Maine, where he built his first lake house with his own two hands. His best days were spent fishing in the summer and racing across the lake on his snowmobile in the winter with his life-long friends from Lisbon Falls and neighbors around the lake. He loved tinkering on his toys in his workshop and could fix anything that needed fixing.
He was predeceased by his parents, Milo & Regina (Archer) Bowley; brother and sister-in-law, Carlton & Nancy (Clark) Bowley; father-in-law Fritz Reese; mother-in-law Christa Oesterreicher; and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Bowley of Winchester, Virginia; his beloved daughters Karen Garceau (Richard) of Winchester, Virginia and Gail McCleary (Paul) of Hudson, Maine; sister Vivian McCormick (Tony) of Alton, Maine; one granddaughter Amanda Tully (Patrick) of St. Simons Island, Georgia; three grandsons; Travis Chase (Katie) of Limington, Maine, Brandon Dottellis (Chelsea) of St. Augustine, Florida, and grandson Tyler Trask currently serving in the United States Air Force in Dunkirk, Maryland; and adored great-grandchildren; Allie, Ava-Grace, Logan, Hunter, Fisher, Chase, Eli, Hazel, and Jaxon.
There will be a celebration of life in late spring/early summer at his final resting place at Ebeemee Lake, Maine.
Published in the Bangor Daily News on December 10, 2019


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