Gene Bowman

Dear Colleagues:

The campus community mourns the passing of Gene Bowman, who died on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Gene served as custodian at Bucknell, beginning in 1968, and retired from the University.

He was born in Sunbury on August 23, 1937, a son of the late Lloyd and Sara (Sanders) Bowman. He married the love of his life, Sandra L. Faust, on March 29, 1970, who passed away on May 30, 2010.

Gene attended school in Sunbury, and served in the Army Reserves.

He loved being with his wife (whom he missed dearly) and family. His life revolved around his grandson. He enjoyed cookouts, camping, carnivals and the Squeeze-In, where he liked his hotdogs burned. He was a Philadelphia Eagles football fan.

Gene is survived by his daughter, Laurie A. Knotts, of Danville; grandson, Ryan Kalcich; brother, Charles Berry, of New Berlin; sisters, Dolly Bainbridge and Mary Weaver, both of Sunbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Joan Williams and Shirley Propst.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Inc., 157 Chestnut Street, Sunbury.  Condolences may be made at

Members of the Bucknell Community are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others.

On behalf of the entire Bucknell community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Gene’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell.


John C. Bravman

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