Anthony “Tony” Patrick Bowers, 89, passed away peacefully, at Springview Manor in Lima, Ohio, at 10:46 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 after a quiet evening with his sons consisting of Ohio State football and the smell of his favorite pizza.
Tony was born on January 21, 1933, in Lima, to Pasquale (Bavaro) and Alexandria (Capone) Bowers. On November 14, 1953, he married Audra Ann (Talboom) Bowers who preceded him in death on March 30, 2020.
Tony retired as a foreman at Eagle Lumber Company then moved on to working for Green Thumb to which he performed house safety inspections for the Lima Fire Department. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where he enjoyed playing cards with his friends on the weekends. Tony enjoyed listening to the oldies, watching his favorite game shows, talking about his times playing sports for Lima South High School, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Tony is survived by, sons: Jim (Jacquie) Bowers of Lima, OH, Randy Bowers of Lafayette, OH, Jeff (Kellie) Bowers of New Boston, MI; daughters: Joann (Chris) Vermillion of Louisville, KY, Sandy (Paul) Wolfe of Lima, OH, Diana Hullibarger of Lima, OH and Kim Bader of Lima, OH; twenty-four grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Greg Bowers; grandson, Nicholas Bader; brothers: William, Nicholas, Joseph, and Renold Bowers; and sisters, Lena Aab and Louise Gross.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center, Springview Manor, and Mercy Health Hospice for taking wonderful care of their father.
The family will receive friends from 9 - 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Father David Ross will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Gethsemani Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church.
Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.