Carl Richard Bowers

Birth Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 1931
Date of Passing: 
Monday, March 29, 2021

Carl Richard Bowers passed away Monday, March 29, 2021.

He was born June 18, 1931 in Orrville to Forest and Bertha Bowers. 

He graduated from Kent State University in 1954 and began a career at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) moving to Wooster in 1959 to work at Rubbermaid Inc as manager of Accounting, retiring 33 years later as Corporate Vice-President and Corporate Controller.  His love of travel took him to all fifty states and seven continents (including Antarctica) and he especially enjoyed attending the theater in London and New York.  While at home, he treasured time with his six Great Danes.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lucille; daughter Lue Ann (Michael) Schwing; daughter-in-law Donna Bowers; grandchildren Theda, Alan, Terry, Robert, Ryan; and five great-grandchildren

Carl was preceded in death by his son John and sister and brother-in-law Theda and Carl Moomaw.

Private family services will be held with Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin officiating.  Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Private family services will be held 


Dear Lucille and family, please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Luke and I have so many fond memories of Carl. Luke always looked upon Carl as not only his boss but a very close friend and one he so enjoyed spending time with. We both will always treasure the times the guys would invite the wives to join them for an evening out for dinner. Please know we both have all of you in our prayers and are blessed to have had Carl in our life. RIP our dear friend.

Carl will be missed, will miss seeing him around wooster. My best to his family.

We are deeply saddened by Carl’s passing. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was generous with his time and was very giving. He truly was interested in making a difference in the lives of people. If he saw a need, he wanted to help. His qualities were pure and his intentions were good. We are proud to have known him and honored to call him friend.

So sorry to hear about Carl’s passing. He was such a kind and great person to work with. Prayers to the family.

Lucille...I am so saddened to hear about carl...such a wonderful person...prayers and hugs to you and your family

So sorry about your loss

Lucille, I Bless you and your family. My heart goes out to all of you. Carl and you were of my friends and family. Carl was my mentor , friend ,and family. He did so much for me and others, he truly was a friends friend. I have great sorrow for you and family. God Bless you all. I will see you in a couple of weeks.

Lucille, So sorry to hear about Carl. Hugs to you from all of us at the cafe.

Lucille - so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Carl. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for your loss.

One of the nicest people to walk the earth, and so deserving of peace. Our family keeps you all in our thoughts.

Thinking of you here at Trinity UCC. Emily Howard, Associate Pastor

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