Edmund A. Bowen Jr., 88, BGE electrical engineer

September 16, 2005

Edmund Arthur Bowen Jr., a retired electrical engineer, died of pneumonia Sept. 8 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Riderwood resident was 88.

Born in Baltimore and raised on North Patterson Park Avenue, he was a 1935 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

His work as an electrical engineer at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. was interrupted by Army service during World War II, where he was assigned as an instructor at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

After the war, he worked in the utility's electrical distribution department on Front Street. He retired about 25 years ago.

He was a member of the Paint and Powder Club and sang in its productions. He also belonged to the Engineering Society of Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Club.

A memorial service was held Wednesday.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, the former Virginia Chronister, and a daughter, Judith Bowen Glennon of Timonium.

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