Martin D. “Marty” Bowman 66, of New Paris, passed away peacefully at UPMC Altoona on September 18, 2020. The Lord called him home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 18, 1954 in Vincennes, IN a son of the late Duane and Vera J. (Smith) Bowman. On August 26, 1977 in Cumberland, MD he married his best friend Debby (Claycomb) Bowman, who survives along with two sons: Branden Davis and wife Lachele, of Bedford; and Craig Press, of Florida; a daughter Brandi Lehman and husband Jeff, of New Paris; four grandchildren: Kira and Kian Davis, and Bradley and Jacob Lehman; a brother Scott Bowman and wife Shelli, of Mechanicsburg, and many nieces. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Beverly and Marsha Bowman.
Marty was affiliated with Faith Brethren Bible Church. He was saved and shared his testimony with others, bringing many to know the Lord. He served in the US Army and then worked as a foreman for May & Bigley, and for Napier Twp. Marty was well known for making beautiful hickory rocking chairs and furniture over the years. He was a jack of all trades.
Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make contributions in Marty’s name to: Faith Brethren Bible Church Missionary Fund, 120 Chestnut Ridge Road, New Paris, PA 15554. Our online guestbook is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.
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120 Chestnut Ridge Road, New Paris PA 15554