Philip R. Bouwmans

December 19, 2013

Bouwmans, Philip Obituary

Deacon Philip R. Bouwmans, 84 of Lords Valley, PA passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA.  He was a retired Government Bond Broker for E G Leslie, New York, NY. On January 13, 1975, Phil was invested into the Association of Master Knights of the Sovereign Military order of Malta in the USA and on May 31, 1980 ordained as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, both celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral by His Eminence Terence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishop of New York. He served as Chaplain for St. Francis Hospital, Port Jervis and was assigned Deacon to Saint Mary’s Church in Port Jervis, NY. From 1999 to 2009, Phil had served as a Deacon at Saint John Neumann/Good Shepherd Parish, Lords Valley, PA. He was a US Navy veteran serving from 1948 to 1951.

 

The son of the late Gerard and Elsie (Fisher) Bouwmans he was born in Staten Island, NY on November 27, 1929. He was married to Virginia (Maxfield) Bouwmans on June 7, 1952 in Richmondtown, Staten Island, NY.

 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters Sandy Kaplan of Middletown, NJ and Susan Henrickson and husband Dan of Yardley, PA; one son Scott Bouwmans and fiancé Sandra Ziolkowski of Dingmans Ferry, PA; one sister Elsie Johnson of Toms River, NJ; one brother James Bouwmans of FL; five grandchildren, Ronnie, Cory, Rachel, Danielle and Andrew and three great grandchildren, Lucas, Philip and Logan. He was predeceased by daughter Stacey LoDolce, one grandson, Michael LoDolce and one brother Jerry Bouwmans.

 

Friends may call at St. John Neumann Church, 705 Rt. 739, Lords Valley, PA on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM and Monday, December 23, 2013 from 9 to 11 AM.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Neumann Church on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11 AM with the Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Burial will follow at Milford Cemetery, Milford, PA.

 

Memorial donations may be made to: Hemlock Farms Fire & Rescue, 1053 Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, PA 18328 or Michael LoDolce Scholarship Fund, c/o Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA 18337.





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December 22, 2013
5 - 7 p.m.

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St. John Neumann Church

705 Route 739
Lords Valley, PA 18428
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December 23, 2013
9 - 11 a.m.

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St. John Neumann Church

705 Route 739
Lords Valley, PA 18428
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December 23, 2013
11 a.m.

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St. John Neumann Church

705 Route 739
Lords Valley, PA 18428
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December 23, 2013

Burial
Milford Cemetery

Dingman Township, PA


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