Terry F. Bower, 68, of Lewiston NY, died following a courageous battle with leukemia, on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.
Born in Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Arthur and Elsie Bower.
In 1965 he married Dolores Bower of Coventry, RI.Terry attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he completed his undergraduate studies in 1960 and obtained his Doctorate Degree in 1965. Throughout most of his career as a metallurgist, Terry was a technical contributor and manager in the brass and copper industry, mainly focusing on developing and building equipment, especially high speed continuous casters. His last few years of employment were spent in general management; however he enjoyed concentrating on hands on research and held many patents and was published extensively in the metallurgy field. In addition, in his spare time, Terry enjoyed doing construction projects in his 150 year old fieldstone house. A passion of Terry’s was reading, particularly history and later classic composers, which led him to begin studying the violin. He also enjoyed solving puzzles both on paper and on the computer. Having an eye for art, Terry was an excellent photographer, an interest both he and his wife shared. Active at his church at Niagara University, he also coordinated support for a center that assists single mothers and their children.
Terry is survived by one son Charles Bower, M.D. of Chicago, IL; one daughter Wendy Bower of Evanston, IL; one grandson Daniel Meeks, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many members of his Lewiston family. Terry was predeceased by his brother Edward Bower and his sister Dorothy (late Karl) Lang.
Friends may attend Terry’s Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Czenstochowa Church, 445 Washington Street, Coventry, RI; where Terry and Dolores made their wedding vows. Inurnment along with his wife,Dolores Bower,in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Greenwich.
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