Mr. Henry Edward Bowman, Jr., of Austell, Georgia, transitioned peacefully on June 19, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born in Ossining, NY to Henry E. “Cappy” Bowman, Sr. and Beryl Veale Bowman on December 10, 1940.
Henry received his early education in the Ossining Public School system, graduating from Ossining High School in 1958. Blessed with a melodic voice, he was a founding member with fellow Ossining native, and notable free jazz guitarist, Warren “Sonny” Sharrock, of a 1950s doo-wop group called “The Noble Tones.” They performed locally in NY, and ultimately at the famed Apollo Theater. Henry retained a deep love of music throughout his life, and his homes were always filled with the sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners, B.B. King and other wonderful musicians. An avid reader and movie lover, he had a tremendous book and movie collection as well.
After high school, Henry married his first wife, Sandra McDaniel Hines of Tarrytown, NY, and they had two daughters, Carolyn Kelly, and Jill. He attended and graduated from DeVry Technical Institute in New York, after which he began a successful computer engineering career in NY at Singer-Kearfott Aerospace Division lasting 33 years.
His dream of living in California came to fruition when he transferred to San Diego, CA in 1983, working there until 1993. Henry married Barbara E. Anderson of Montclair, NJ, and they lived in the Carlsbad area for over 35 years, until their recent move to Austell, GA in 2018. Henry returned to school, earning several certifications in software development, and was known for his ability to create code, and train others. He became a successful software engineer, working with numerous companies, including Solar Turbines, where he programmed many of the large wind turbines in California. He finished his career at Biotech as a Senior Programmer/Analyst, retiring in 2007.
Henry is survived by his wife, Barbara E. Anderson Bowman; daughters Carolyn Kelly Bowman (Andre Rasberry), Jill Bowman McClenney (Geoffrey), Susan E. Toms Berry (Alan); grandchildren, Lauren McClenney-Rosenstein (David), Christopher McClenney (Vanessa Medina), Hampton Quincey Anderson Berry; first cousins, Yvonne Bert, Maude Chambers, “Nicky” Bowman; two great grandchildren, and a host of relatives, friends, and colleagues.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Henry’s memory.
Hanley-Shelton Funeral Directors, Marietta.