Obituary Notice: Donald J. Bowden

Donald Jay Bowden, 74, of Curwensville died Monday, March 10, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 28, 1939 in Clearfield, he was the son of Myers J. and Sara Marie (Weber) Bowden.

Mr. Bowden had worked for the former Sanitary Milk Co. of Curwensville, Lezzer Lumber and retired from New Castle Battery Co. as a salesman.

He received his Associate’s degree in business from the DuBois Business College. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Mr. Bowden was a member of the Curwensville Alliance Church, the Curwensville Lions Club, the Curwensville American Legion, the Curwensville VFW and the Glen Richey Sportsmen’s Club.

On Sept. 6, 1969, he wed Joyce Ann Clark, who survives along with a daughter, Jennifer Marie Petrosky and her husband, Nathaniel of Palmerton.

Also surviving are a grandson, Micaiah Petrosky; two sisters, Doris Dale and her husband, Joseph of Curwensville and Ellen Louise Britten and her husband, Oliver of Altoona; and a brother-in-law, John Haines of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son and a sister, Lenore Haines.

Funeral services for Mr. Bowden will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Curwensville Alliance Church with the Rev. Stephen Shields officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m. Thursday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville. The Curwensville Lions Club will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Curwensville Alliance Church, Susquehanna Avenue, Curwensville, PA 16833.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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