William Bower,

William J. Bower, Jr.

Tuesday, January 14th, 1947 - Friday, November 29th, 2019
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William J. Bower, Jr., died November 29, 2019, husband of Catherine M. (nee Schott) Bower, father of Will Bower, III and his wife Michele and Christina Stichweh and her husband Rob, grandfather of Ethan, Holden and Reese, brother of Donna Robinson and her husband Allen. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and by two very special nephews, Frank Bower and his wife Debbie and John Bower and his wife Joan. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Charles Bower.

Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA and his father was in the Army, so Bill spent the early part of his life in Kansas, Texas and Germany. He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Catonsville Community College. He joined the Anne Arundel County Police and was seriously injured in an explosion in the line of duty in 1969. After medical retirement from the police department, Bill went to UMBC, earned his Bachelors Degree and became a teacher. He taught Special Ed in Carroll County and History in Sykesville Middle School. Because of injuries, Bill retired from teaching and underwent many surgeries during his life.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5pm to 7pm at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart of Glyndon, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Reisterstown MD 21136. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eline Funeral Home
    11824 Reisterstown Road
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Church
    65 Sacred Heart Lane
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  • Interment

    Oak Lawn Cemetery
    7225 Eastern Avenue
    BALTIMORE, MD 21224
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