David Lawrence Bowman

CUMBERLAND - David Lawrence Bowman, 81, of Chebeague Island died

Thursday at a Freeport nursing home after a long illness.


He was born in Boston, a son of Bion and Norma Saunders Bowman, and

graduated from Brighton High School in Boston and attended the University of

New Hampshire.


Mr. Bowman served as a chief pharmacist mate in the Navy during World War II.


He worked in sales for Allied Pharmaceutical Co. for several years, and was later

New England sales manager for Thatcher Plastic Co. of Dart Industries. After

more than 20 years, he retired in the mid-1970s.


Mr. Bowman was an avid fisherman and enjoyed reading and spending time at the

Chebeague Island Library.


Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Alice Ross Bowman of Chebeague Island; and

three sons, Lee of Chebeague Island, Peter of Bedford, N.H., and Bruce of

Cumberland; a stepson, Stewart Townsend of South Portland; two sisters,

Barbara Bowman of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Brenda Turner of Philadelphia, and

six grandchildren.


A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chebeague Island United

Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Dion officiating. Burial will follow at the

Chebeague Island Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home,


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