Whyndham Scott Bowman, “Scott”, was born in Brownsville Hospital on April 1, 1939 to Whyndham E. Bowman and Sara Elizabeth Bowman, nee Winans. After Sara’s early death, Scott was lovingly raised by Louise P. Bowman on Beacon Hill. Scott attended Mercersburg Academy before joining the Army and being honorably discharged in September of 1966. He attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he met his wife Melinda Bowman, nee Wardwell. Scott and Melinda married on October 9, 1965 and returned to Brownsville in the early 70s when Scott joined his father at Bowman Insurance and Real Estate. Scott and Melinda lovingly renovated a farm house in Grindstone where they raised three children and would both reside until each of their deaths. Scott was an active member of his community; he was part of the Brownsville Historical Society, was a dedicated participant in the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary, and he served on the Bridgeport Cemetery Board. Scott loved Brownsville and worked tirelessly to make it a better place. He enjoyed fishing, golf, drinking Old Grandad, smoking good cigars, and spending time in the Outerbanks in North Carolina with his family. Scott was predeceased by his parents and his wife. He is survived by three children: Ames Bowman Shea and her husband John of Avon, Connecticut; John Whyndham Bowman and his wife Denise of Denver, Colorado; and, Matthew Wardwell Bowman and his wife Beth of Moon Township, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by four grandchildren (Madeline Shea, Daniel Shea, MJ Bowman, and Samantha Bowman) who will miss “Poppy” and his jokes. Friends will be received in the Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front Street Brownsville, PA, on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Interment will be private. Condolences to the family may be made at www.novakfuneralhome.net
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