Obituary: Paul J. Bowen, 68, of Lacey

Longtime Lacey resident passed away Sunday

Paul J. Bowen (Photo: Bowen Family)
Paul J. Bowen (Photo: Bowen Family)
Paul J. Bowen, 68 of Lacey, formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., passed away Feb. 16, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and lifelong friends. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, in 1963, and worked in banking in New York and New Jersey. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rosemary Schiumo; his daughter, Rachael; his son, Jon-Paul; his mother, Grace, and his mother-in-law Rae Schiumo; his sister, Joanne Mancuso; his brother-in-law, Michael Schiumo and wife, Michele; his sister-in-law, Angela Mills and husband Lanny; and his beloved nieces and nephews.

Paul was known to tell the same jokes, with an unmatched wit, for 40 years, and they never went without a laugh. They'll live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who loved him. He was always there for his family, and nothing mattered more to him than them - from his daughter's soccer games and dance recitals, to his son's Little League games and bowling matches, to the every day laughs, hugs and kisses with the love of his life, Rosemary. He loved the Yankees, the Rangers and the Giants, and shared the love of sports with his son, as well as his entire family. He is remembered as a man whose loyalty to his friends and loved ones will never be duplicated.

Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Layton's Home For Funerals, Lacey Road, Forked River, 609-971-6800. A funeral mass will follow Thursday morning. Burial will be at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106.


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