The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

February 25, 2014

Loran F. Bowser

Self-employed contractor lived in Pymatuning Twp.

- — Loran F. Bower of Pymatuning Township passed away at 1:43 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Hospice House, Youngstown. He was 71.

Loran was born Nov. 1, 1942, to Floyd and Goldie Rosenburger Bowser in Kittanning, Pa.

He graduated from Kittanning High School and served in the Navy.

Loran was a self-employed contractor for 30 years.

On Feb. 14, 1996, he married Amy Johnston Bowser. She survives at home.

Loran enjoyed going to classic car shows, playing cards, fishing and hunting, traveling with Amy and playing jokes on everyone.

In addition to his wife, Loran is survived by four daughters Barbara Stephens and her husband Ken, Missouri; Anna Stroh, Elkton, Mich.; Tina Kline and her husband Jim, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Jonnie Billig and her husband Brenton, Reynolds; two sons, John E. Airgood, Hermitage; and Adam Airgood and his wife Christina, Hermitage; three sisters, Betty Hansen, Grand Rapids; Mary School and her husband Leon, Kittanning; and Sylvia Cryster, Kittanning; a brother, Johnny Bowser, Kittanning; and 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Bowser; and a brother, Vic Bowser.

BOWSER

Loran, 71, Pymatuning Township.

Calling hours: 4 p.m. to time of service Thursday (2-27-14) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign guest book at www.flynnfuneralhome.com

Service: Funeral service at 5 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Betty Hudak, chaplain of Hospice of the Valley, officiating.

Burial: Cremation was held in the funeral home crematory.

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