Philip Z. Bowers
Philip Z. Bowers, age 91, of Cambridge, formerly of East Bethel, died May 15, 2020 at his step-daughter’s home after a brief illness. Philip (Bugs) Bowers was born August 21, 1928 to Henry and Ruth Bowers. He attended school in Turtle Lake, graduating in 1946. He than entered the Army stationed in Japan.
Survived by step-daughters, Nancy Childers (Rich) and Jan Dillinger, grandchildren, Jenny Long (Mark Machovec); Ryan Long; Todd Koukol (Kimberly); Troy Koukol; Jeremy Sahr (Karen); Callli Sahr (Nick Becker) and great grandchildren, Todd Koukol Jr. (Emilee); Tony Koukol; Caleb and Hannah Sahr; Liam Tobin; Levi Machovec; Hudson Lang and Wiley Becker. Also survived by sister, Palma Koenig (Walter); Pat Madison and Peggy Nelson (Ray) and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ruth Bowers, his beloved wife, Betty; daughter, Valerie Sahr; brothers, Pearl and Perry; and sister, Pauline Seeger.
He was a proud member of Pipefitters Local 539 and had many colorful stories about his years in commercial refrigeration, particularly Gartner Refrigeration. Philip will be remembered for his engineering genius, his ability to fix anything, his willingness to help everyone, and his love of family.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.