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SAINT ALBANS - Jonathan Philip Bowman, 16, passed comfortably into heaven June 18, 2016 after a year long battle with cancer. His mother, sister, and father were by his side as they had been throughout his entire life. He was born in Skowhegan, June 29, 1999, the son of Kevin L. Bowman and Susan (Morrison) Bowman. Jonny, as he was affectionately referred to by all who came to know him, instantly made friends wherever he was with his infectious smile and shining personality. He attended schools in RSU 19 and was a rising honors senior at John Bapst Memorial High School.

Jonny was an accomplished student-athlete and worked hard as an academic achiever. He enjoyed participating in many sports including baseball, soccer, basketball, golf, and lacrosse and was an honor student. While in middle school he was awarded the John Parola Scholar Athlete Award in both seventh and eighth grade. He still holds the record in two middle schools for the fastest runner. In high school, he was named most valuable player during his only golf season. He also participated in Latin Club, Key Club, band, and served as a John Bapst student ambassador.

Jonny and many of his teammates became obsessed with lacrosse in 2011. He played on the newly formed Mid-Maine Lacrosse Club with the #1 jersey. This tight knit group of boys eventually became the joint MCI-Nokomis team. Jonny was thankful to be included and was the high scorer for the 2015 season, scoring 59 goals. As the team competed around the state, the opposing teams could often be heard saying 'watch out for number #1.' This last spring season, during his battle with cancer, he was proud to be named the attack coach and attended as many practices and games as he could.

Jonathan was a member of Troop 404 Boy Scouts serving as patrol leader for several years. He also enjoyed participating in the Trek Across Maine, raising funds for the American Lung Association, and he was an avid outdoorsman and skier. Obviously, he was a young man headed for great things.

Jonny is survived by his parents Kevin and Susan, and sister Abigail Bowman, all of St. Albans; paternal grandparents Ethelyn and Philip Bowman of St. Albans; and many aunts, uncles, beloved cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by paternal grandparents David John and Patricia Morrison of Harmony.

So God, watch out for #1...he will be looking to score!

The family would like to thank all the doctors and staff for their kindness and caring both at the Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer and the pediatric ward at EMMC over the past year.

Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Thursday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A public funeral service will be held at 11 A. M. Friday, June 24th, at the Bowman residence, 15 Philbrick Road, St. Albans.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mid-Maine Lacrosse at 1279 Great Moose Drive, Hartland, 04943.

Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on  June 20, 2016
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