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Vilda M BowenOctober 14, 2017
Vilda Bowen, age 87 died Saturday, October 14, 2017 after a short illness. She will be missed by her family and friends. Buddy lived her entire life in Endicott. She was employed with IBM Owego until her retirement and made lifelong friends while she was there. She was proud to participate in the Gemini Space project in Hunstville, Alabama. After retirement Buddy traveled extensively. She was always home in November when we would find her at the local polling station where she participated in elections for the Broome County Board of Elections. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church.
Buddy very much appreciated her daughter Marie who moved to Endicott to help with her care. Buddy was able to relax in her later years while Marie cared for the house and gardens for all to enjoy. Buddy could often be seen on the deck relaxing and admiring the flowers. Buddy enjoyed spending time with family and her eyes sparkled and her bright smile displayed the love she felt whenever she saw her grandsons Allan and Rick. Buddy is survived by her two children, Marie Riska, Endicott, NY her son Lester and his wife Susan, Charlton, NY. She leaves behind 2 grandsons Allan Riska, San Francisco, CA and Richard Bowen Charlton, NY.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Vilda’s life will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Avenue, Endicott on Friday October 27 with Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost officiating. Family will receive friends in the Church lounge from 10:00AM until the start of the Memorial service at 11:00am. Condolences may be expressed at www.SAVAGEFS.com.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY or www.LOURDES.com