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A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Lindsey "Bona" Bowers Jr. will be held Saturday at 11 am at J.E. Washington Funeral Home.  Mr. Bowers departed this life March 29, 2017 at Ohio Living Park Vista.
Mr. Bowers was born February 19, 1943 in Youngstown, a son of Lindsey and Dorothy Dawson Bowers.
He started working at the age of 16 and was formerly employed with the Mahoning Valley News for 47 years. and the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown for 43 years.  He attended trade school in Vienna, OH.  Lindsey enjoyed walking, shopping at retail stores and watching television.  He loved to spend time with his family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memory his sisters, Barbara Finch of NY, Henrietta (George) Jackson of Marlboro, CT, Carol Jean Bowers, Linda Bowers, Ada (Calvin) Hill all of Youngstown, Clara (Lorenzo) Parks of Indianapolis, IN, April Bowers-Keyes of Germantown, MD, Carla (Dewayne) Wynn of Silver Springs, MD; his brother, Kevin (Edna) Bowers of Decatur, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins  and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Stephen Bowers Sr., Alexander Bowers; his sister, Gail Bowers; his brother in law, Willie Clyde Finch.
Friends may call Saturday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Belmont Park Cemetery on Monday.

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  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    With my deepest sympathy, remember those we love remain with us forever.
    ~ Joyce "Bamm" Davenport   Austintown, OH
  • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    I worked at the JCC back in the 70's and met Lindsey during my time there. We would laugh every day about the employees and especially the person I had to report to. He loved going to the 711 store up the street for lunch and if I had the time, I would drive him there so he didn't have to walk. I have been in Wisconsin for a few years and every so often, I would think of Lindsey and have a smile on my face. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great person!
    ~ Kevin Creighton   Beloit, WI
  • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    I met Lindsey when I started at Jewish Family Services in 1980. He always brought me the Sunday New York Times when Mr Engel or who ever read it at the JCC was done with. I always appreciated his efforts and kindness. RIP.
    ~ Vivian Fantauzzi   Youngstown, OH