The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 25, 2013

Roy C. Bowman Jr.

JOHNSTOWN — BOWMAN – Roy C. Jr. “Calhoun,” 69, Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 23, 2013. Born May 20, 1943, in Johnstown, son of Victor and Kathryn (Boring) Ochenrider. Preceded in death by parents and wife, Mary Bowman. Junior is survived by his children, Roy C. III (Patty), Honesdale, Pa.; Cathy Jo (Joe) Hebler, Altoona; and Clayton, U.S. Army; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Jim Bowman, Central City; Bobbi (Jerry) Currie, Cramer; Debbi Barkley, Johnstown; and Vicki Bewak, West Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. Junior was a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. He was employed at Goodwill Industries, Johnstown, and Shirley’s Bakery, Altoona as a driver, and later at Tork’s Auto Service, East Conemaugh, as an assistant. Junior enjoyed fishing, but especially loved spending time with his family. Friends will be received from 2 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Monday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, the Rev. Barron K. Deffenbaugh, officiating. Private inurnment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family suggests contributions be directed to Tork’s Auto, 321 Second St., Conemaugh, Pa. 15909, in memory of Junior-Calhoun. Online condolences may be posted to

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