May 20, 2024

George F. Bowers III

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George F. Bowers III passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2024 after a brief illness at the age of 91. A resident of Florida, he was a native of Wayland, MA and longtime resident and educator in Seekonk, MA.

He offered many words of wisdom during his journey on this planet, none more poignant than "never be a stereotype." To him, these weren't just words; they embodied a deliberate ethos. His own life exemplified this guiding mantra, earning him the reputation of a modern-day Renaissance man.

In his youth, George excelled as both a star amateur athlete and a professional baseball scout.

His passion for sports endured, manifesting in unwavering support for Boston's local teams through thick and thin. Even during the toughest times, his cheers—though perhaps a tad saltier—remained resolute.

George became a mentor and father figure to countless youths across seven decades, donning various hats as a teacher, principal, and coach. His impact was profound, bringing both reverence and respect from those whose lives he touched… much to the joy of his children who had to walk the same hallways with these classmates.

An advocate for the arts, George's interests spanned from painting to a fervent appreciation of theater and music.

He was a foodie before the term ever existed. An outstanding cook who did his best work when the fridge was a little bare. Three completely unrelated ingredients and a shaker of McCormick ground mustard were more than enough for him to create a culinary masterpiece.

George was a humble man, but he took great pride in his landscaping and gardening skills. His pristine lawn served as a source of envy for his neighbors who also enjoyed his abundance of tomatoes.

Above all, George was a devoted husband and father, and a man of remarkable integrity and compassion. He was protective of those less fortunate, both human and animal.

He is survived by cherished wife of 69 years, Gail, his adored cat, Lady, five children (Jessica, David, Heidi, Mark and Jonathan) and their spouses, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of grand pets. He was one of four brothers and is survived by Jim and was preceded in death by Bob and “Buzz”.

In keeping with his preference for simplicity, George's wishes dictate no calling hours or memorial service. Instead, a private graveside service and burial will be held. For those inclined to honor his memory, consider donating to an educational charity, planting a tree, or indulging in a colossal lobster roll—George's preferred splurge.

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