Services for James L. Bowen Jr., who retired more than five years ago as plant superintendent for the Crown Cork and Seal Co., will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Liberty Reformed Presbyterian Church, 11301 Liberty Road, Randallstown.
Mr. Bowen, who was 71, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Randallstown.
He had worked for Crown Cork and Seal for 37 years and earlier as a machinist for the Glenn L. Martin
Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.
Born in Baltimore, he attended Forest Park High School and graduated from night school at the Polytechnic Institute. He also took evening courses at the Johns Hopkins University.
During World War II, he served on a PT boat in the Pacific.
A deacon at the Liberty Reformed Presbyterian Church, he served as chairman of its building committee for many years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lucille A. Bastin; a son, James A. Bowen of Glenarm; a daughter, Kay E. Wagner of Westminster; two brothers, Frank E. Bowen of Westminster and Carl M. Bowen of Stevensville, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Liberty Reformed Presbyterian Church.