Keith Allan Bowman passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2023 of cancer. He was 73. Keith was born in Sacramento, California where he forged friendships that have endured all his life. He earned his Masters degree in International Business before working in national security. He was a U.S. Army Soldier and medic of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He then had a full career as an Operations Officer in the CIA, including a deployment to Afghanistan. He was also a professional pilot. He enjoyed reading, target shooting, watching westerns, flying on his flight simulator, collecting watches and, most of all, connecting with his family and friends.
Keith is survived by his wife of 10 years, Denise Bowman, and his three children Mitchell Bowman, Bretton Bowman, Haley Merrick, her husband Jason Merrick, as well as Denise’s children Jamie Maitland and her husband Justin, Andy Pope, and Jill Forquer and her husband Kyle. He loved being a Grandpa to Oakley Merrick, Kenny Maitland, Allison Forquer, Peter Forquer, and Jack Forquer. He will be missed by all. He is also survived by his big sister, Sandy Vatalaro and her family as well as many cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Harry and Grace Bowman.
The viewing/wake will be from 5-7pm Thursday, June 1 at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. The funeral Mass will be Friday, June 2 at 10:30 am at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23188 followed by a reception at Bucktrout Funeral Home. A military burial service will be at 3:00pm at Albert G. Horton Veteran’s Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.