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Dorothy (Huncharek) Bowan

August 8, 1930 - January 17, 2020

Date of Service January 21, 2020

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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Dorothy Bowan, 89, of Simpson died Friday at home. She was the widow of Paul Bowan, who died in 1997..

Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Julia Huncharek. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. She spent the majority of her life employed as a machine operator in the garment industry. Dorothy was a member of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson.

Dorothy enjoyed cooking, along with knitting and crochet work. Dorothy knitted hundreds of afghan blankets throughout her life, which she would then donate to veterans at the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center, Scranton and the Wilkes-Barre V.A. Medical Center. She would always knit a hat and sweater for any friends or family members who’ve just had a baby. In addition Dorothy was a social member of the Disabled American Veteran’s Organization, Carbondale.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Traditional Hospice nurses, Sean and Mary Carol.

Dorothy is survived by a son, David Bowan and wife Tina, Waymart, and a grandson Kevin Michael Bowan, step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Sgt. David Keith Bowan, four sisters, Amelia Chup, Olga Scerbo, Margaret Voytek, Sophia Huncharek, and two brothers John and Peter Huncharek.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM with a Requiem Service in St. Basil’s R.O. Church, 33 Midland St., Simpson, by the V. Rev Mitered Archpriest David J. Hritcko. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday 4-7 PM at the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson. Parastas will be at 4 PM.

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