Paul Charles Bowen, who worked for Baltimore newspapers for nearly 40 years, died yesterday of cancer at Mercy Medical Center of cancer after a six month illness. He was 64.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Moran Ashton funeral establishment, 3000 E. Baltimore St. Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Garrison Forest.
A native of Pittsburgh, Bowen moved to Linthicum as a youngster. His family later moved to the Highlandtown in East Baltimore. He was a graduate of City College.
He served in World War II and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers.
In 1953, he began employment at the News American as a printer. He joined the Baltimore Sun in 1970. At his death, he was an assistant supervisor in the mailroom.
A member of the Moose Lodge of Glen Burnie, Mr. Bowen had many hobbies, but a favorite was golf.
Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon Marie Schanze; his mother, Anna Bowen; two daughters, Cathy Beck and Robin Jesse; a stepdaughter, Beth Ann Hannan; two sons, Daniel Bowen and Bruce Bowen; his mother-in-law, Anna Schanze, and five grandchildren. All survivors are from Baltimore.
The family requests that donations be made to the 14th floor of the Mercy Medical Center.