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« on: January 04, 2009, 04:01:18 PM »

To friends of Richard Bowyer (DrivingMissLazy), we are very sad to announce his passing yesterday, Sept. 18, 2008. His health had been failing the last couple of months, though he never really let on how bad it was. Within the past month, he has passed out and fallen at least half a dozen times, but was always better after he put his oxygen on. He got out of the shower yesterday and started to feel dizzy, which was a sign he could pass out. He laid himself down on the floor to prevent himself from falling. His wife, Janet thought she heard a noise coming from the bathroom and went to check on him. He said he was OK, he just needed to rest a minute. His daughter, Linda asked if he needed his oxygen and he said he didn't know where it was. He was starting to look dazed and didn't really know where he was. His granddaughter, Hilary called 911. By the time the ambulance got to the house, he wasn't talking and was starting to shake. They performed CPR, but he had no pulse. They got a faint pulse and decided to take him to the hospital. When the doctor came out, they said he was gone. They had worked on him for half an hour and even if he was revived, he would have severe brain damage. The doctor said that most likely the faint pulse the paramedics got at the house was just an arhythmia (?), which is just something the heart does. He died around 2pm. He was 77 years old and is survived by his wife, Janet, daughters Shawna and Linda, son, Royce, grandchildren, Hilary and Travis and great-grandchildren, Zachary, Riley and Mackenzie.

Richard was the creator of the successful Atlas ShorPower product line. He was a family man who made all his employees feel like a part of the family. He was also one of the best electrical and mechanical engineers. He had a passion for creating things. He had restored over eighteen antique and classic cars from a 1911 Model T, eight Model A cars from 1928-31, cars from the 50's and 60's to off-road vehicles. He never stopped working on things, but he never forgot his family. He was also a big flirt and all the girls were his "honey".

I just want to let everyone know how much he enjoyed these boards. He was always telling us stories or jokes he heard from everyone here. If we didn't know where he was, all we had to do was look in the office, and there he was at the computer, typing away. He really did enjoy talking to all of you.

As per his wishes, there will be no service. Anyone wishing to send a card or flowers to Janet or his family may do so at this address:

Bowyer Family
575 Parkersburg Road
Spencer, WV  25276

I want to thank you all for the joy you brought him, even after he lost his own bus. He really loved these boards and talking to everyone. He will be greatly missed.

R.I.P. Richard (Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa)
Nov. 16, 1931 - Sept. 18, 2008
We Love You

Thanks, Hilary
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 04:01:58 PM »

Richard's Obituary

Richard Neil Bowyer, 76, of Spencer, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
   
He was the son of the late Fay and Adena McConnell Bowyer of Spencer. He graduated Spencer High School in 1949, and was a member of the National Honor Society, high school fire department, National Thespians, Band and was also Advertising Manager of the Rupicola staff. He was the creator of the successful Atlas ShorPower product line, and one of the best electrical and mechanical engineers. He had received numerous awards and patents for his contributions to the marine and computer industry. He had a passion for creating things. He loved restoring antique and classic cars. His biggest passion was traveling, which he did often with his wife, Janet. He served four years in the Air Force as an Airman 1st Class, and was Honorably Discharged in June 1953. He received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Japan Occupational Medal, Good Service Medal and was part of the 3201st Boat Squadron. He was also a veteran and Shriner.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; one son, Royce Bowyer of Riverside, CA; two daughters, Shawna Prado of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Linda Casner of Spencer; two sisters, Betty Jo Kollar of New Philadelphia, OH and June Haught of Spencer; one brother, Jim Bowyer of Charleston, WV; two grandchildren, Hilary Goss and Travis Casner of Spencer; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Riley and Mackenzie Goss, also of Spencer; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Bowyer. As per his wishes, he was cremated and no memorial or services were held.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 12:18:47 PM »

Here is the link to all the members that posted condolances to Richard.

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=9604.0

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