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Updated: 05/11/2014 08:00:01AM

Raymond G. Bowersock

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Raymond G. “Ray” Bowersock, 94, of North Port, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

He was born March 16, 1920, in Mansfield, Ohio.

Ray lived in Crestline, Ohio, until 1970, when he and wife of 65 years moved to Florida, first residing in North Port, and then Venice/Englewood, Fla., area. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the infantry of the Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star. Ray also severed in the Air National Guard.

He is survived by their three sons, Robert (Mickie) of North Port, Jim (Mary) of Carey, Ohio, and Terry (Linda), also of North Port; 26 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Ray is finally reunited with his beautiful wife, Ester Jane, whom he had missed so dearly.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a Veterans organization of your choice. To send condolences, visit

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