Alfred Glenn Bowen Jr., fondly known as Pap to his adoring family, left this world on November 17, 2023, at the age of 85. Born on June 12, 1938, in Paden City, WV, his life was one filled with love, devotion, and an unwavering commitment to service.
He spent a majority of his working years as a dedicated employee in Maintenance for West Virginia Northern Community College. However, it was his role as a Reserves Police Officer for the City of Wheeling for 38 years that truly defined him. For many years, he dutifully served his community, ensuring the safety and well-being of those around him.
Although Pap’s accomplishments were impressive, his greatest source of pride was his family. He cherished his three children, Lisa Bowen, Bill (Tina) Bowen, and Bob (Sue Ann) Bowen, with a love that knew no bounds. His adoration extended to his numerous grandchildren: Steven, Sean, Travis, Casey, Courtney, Trevor, Leah, Steven, Christopher, Christy, Tyler, Kendra, and Zachary. And as if that weren’t enough, he welcomed the joy of great-grandchildren into his life as well. Alexia, Ariyana, Jordyn, Colton, Sawyer, Brayden, Karlee, Rylee, and Brody held a special place in Pap’s heart, bringing immeasurable happiness to his final years. Pap will be dearly missed by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
His kindness, generosity, and passion for his loved ones will forever be remembered as his legacy of love. He leaves behind a beautiful family, enriched by his presence in their lives. Pap is preceded in death by his loving and loyal wife of 54 years, Sandra Bowen, as well as his parents, Alfred Glenn Bowen Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Bowen. He rejoins his sisters, Cora Bennett and Garnett Gorrell.
To honor and celebrate Pap’s remarkable life, visitation will take place on November 22nd at 1400 Eoff Street, from 10:00am until the service at 12:00pm. The service to commemorate his life will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Homes at 12:00pm. Following the service, a procession will lead from 1400 Eoff Street to Park View Cemetery, where Pap’s interment will take place.
Alfred’s departure is a time of both loss and celebration. While we mourn the physical presence of such an incredible man, we also find solace in the memories and the inspirational spirit he leaves behind. May his journey to eternal peace bring comfort to all who knew and loved him.