Gerald Wayne Bowen better known as Jake, 88, of Frederick, MD passed from this life on January 18, 2022.
Jake was born January 19, 1933 in Rock Island, IL to Jack and Dorothy Bowen, whom preceded him in death along with his sister Carol Marx and grandson David Franklin Scruggs, Jr.
He is survived by his beloved wife of over 40 years Patricia Gladu Bowen, his daughters Theresa Scruggs and her husband David, Linda Hildebrand and his son Gerald and his wife Aroussiak, also his surviving siblings William Bowen and Jaqueline Derr; grandchildren Tiffany Cantor, Kelsey Bowen, Michael Bowen, Lauren Hildebrand, Bowen Hildebrand, and Alyssa Bowen; and great grandchildren Laycyn Barrett, Bryanna Canter, Savannah Canter, Jayden Canter and Jordan Canter.
In life Jake was a member of the United States Army from 1953 until 1955 serving a tour in Germany. Jake worked in the Washington, DC area for AT&T and was involved in overseas phone projects in England and the United States Embassy in Russia. Gerald loved the beach, boating, fishing, listening to music, and spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 12430 Scaggsville Road, Highland, MD 20777. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.