Joseph Michael Bowland

July 28, 2013

Joseph Michael Bowland

2011 Fort Cherry grad completed degree from PTI

Joseph Michael Bowland, 20, of McDonald, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center.

He was born February 27, 1993, in Warren, Ohio, a son of Todd Bowland of Elkhart, Ind., and Kelly Marie Brackman Bowland of McDonald.

Mr. Bowland was a 2011 graduate of Fort Cherry High School and just graduated with an associate’s degree in electronic engineering from Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

He worked as a manager of the family pizza shop.

Mr. Bowland enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and along with his friend, Dillon, and all his friends, they called themselves the “Taylor Gang.”

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Heather Bowland and Lisa Bowland, both of McDonald; two brothers, Jeff Bowland of Bulger and Jacob Bowland of McDonald; maternal grandfather Boyce (the late Patricia) Brackman of McDonald; paternal grandparents Jack and Centa Bowland of Paris; and five nieces and a nephew.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald. Everyone is asked to meet at Calvary Center of McDonald Presbyterian Church, 202 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2. A committal service will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made on behalf of the family to Nation Funeral Home Inc., 218 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, PA 15057. Condolences, photos and additional information are available at



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