James Bowdler Obituary (2021) – Ocean City, New Jersey


Bowdler, James A., – 77, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Born in Philadelphia on May 25, 1944, he resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania before moving to Ocean City in 1977 with his wife, Mary Louise and children. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep, ’62, and St. Joseph’s University, ’66, where he played college football. He was an insurance agent before becoming a real estate agent in Ocean City. He is predeceased by his parents, James A., Sr. and Lorraine (Negler). He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary Louise (Carroll). Loving father of sons James T. (Marlene), Jeffrey S. (Patti) and daughter, Bethany Higbee (Robert); the Pop-Pop love of grandsons Jonathan, David and Benjamin Bowdler and the Pop-Pop love of his granddaughters, Natalie and Anna Higbee; two brothers, Joel (Barbara) and Jerard as well as nieces, nephews and countless cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 13th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. Viewing is at 10 am and Mass will follow at 11 am. Interment at Seaside Cemetery, 559 S. Shore Road, Marmora, NJ 08223. Mr. Bowdler’s funeral mass will be broadcast live at 11 am on his webpage at www.godfreyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jim at the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19140, or the St. Joseph University soccer program. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com

Published by The Press of Atlantic City on September 19, 2021.


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