James E. Bowser of Hawley, Pa., died Thursday, March 5, 2020, at home. He was 28.
Son of Douglas Edward and Lisa J. (Smith) Bowser of Hawley, he was born April 8, 1991, in Port Jervis, N.Y.
He was a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School, Class of 2009. He was a construction worker and heavy equipment operator.
James was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout and played Lackawaxen Little League in his younger years. He was also a former member of the Tafton Fire Department.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, John W. Bowser who serves in the U.S. Navy; his grandmother, Deanna Howering of Tranquility, N.J.; grandfather, Bruce Bowser of Maryland; uncles, Rodney Bowser of Bowie, Md., and Marc Monteith of Rockaway , N.J.; aunt, Donna Smith of Glen Spey, N.Y.; and cousins, Jacob and Aaron Smith, Rachel Kurtzberg, and Sean Monteith.
Visitation will be Friday, March 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Teeters' Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley. The funeral will be Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Colleen E. Cox, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Green Gates Cemetery, Hawley.
Memorial donations may be made to Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force, 252 Grandview Avenue, Honesdale, Pa. 18431.