Ronald Bowman, Sr.

Ronald Bowman, Sr.

His boyhood love of the shore never left him.  Late in life Ron moved from Logan Twp to the Villas in Cape May County and became a permanent member of the Sea Star, a charter boat that he fished on at least 3 times a week. “Why buy a boat when you have friends with a boat?”  And maybe the real attraction was getting the rest of his family involved: on a daytrip with his grandson, the proud grandfather was elated when Michael won the biggest fish award. 

Ron was sort of quiet for the most part, except when the Phils committed an error.  And he was a big NASCAR guy: loved the races on T.V. and made it to Dover several times.  If his T.V was on he’d be checking out crime shows; his favorite was Blue Bloods.  Before retirement he could be found at the ACME stores in Woodlyn and Aston, PA. And during most of his adult life he was known as GI Joe. 

Ron served our nation for 30 years in the Army Reserves giving one weekend a month and 2 weeks a summer. But his greatest endeavor was that of grandfather; he thought nothing of driving a few hours to see one of their games.  

His survivors include his mother, Mildred Bowman, a son, Ronald Jr. (Jaime) Bowman, daughter, Stephanie (Matthew) Cosentino, brother, Richard Bowman, and grandchildren: Elyse Bowman, Olivia Bowman, Grace Bowman, Michael Cosentino, Kayla Cosentino, and Joseph Cosentino.

Services will be scheduled at Daley Life Celebration Studio after July 17th in accordance with Covid restrictions.


  1. John and Tina Shuter says:

    What at a beautiful tribute to a great guy. We will miss our Cape May visits and outings with Ron. We shared many laughs over the years and I am thankful our paths crossed and we got to know him. Prayers and hugs to you all. Rest easy friend

  2. Pat Parker nee Starn says:

    Ron was definitely one of the good guys.I never heard a bad thing from him or about him. So many years have gone by,but only good memories remain from a long time ago.

  3. Vinnie Sallustio says:

    I fished the Sea Star with Ron numerous times. I can say that he was one of the nicest people I have ever met in my 53 years of life. RIP my friend.

  4. Dale King says:

    It would be hard to find a nicer guy than Ron. Always enjoyed his company at family gatherings although they became far and few between. I’m sure he is keeping an eye on his family from his place in Heaven. RIP Ron.

  5. Paul Bodkin says:

    I fished the SeaStar with Ron for about 17 years 17 years. I enjoyed his quick wit and dry sense of humor. A very quiet man but when he spoke it all made sense. I look forward to fishing with hime everyday. As a matter of fact I made an effort to sit next to him. He tried to teach me the tricks of the trade but I never was a good student..

    How lucky are those of you who have known Ron for much much longer God bless you all and Share the good times of his life because he touched my life and I will remember Ron for the rest of my days.
    IAM sure that God has measured your life and you are a keeper..

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