June 22, 1977 - January 28, 2017
Resided in Albany, OR
Bob was born June 22, 1977 in Long Beach California to nervous but elated parents Bob and Toni Bowers. Bob passed suddenly January 28, 2017 at his home in Albany Oregon at the age of 39. Bob was the COO of Dental Alliance Holdings in Albany Oregon. He is survived by his loving wife Cory Bowers, loyal sons James (13), Jack (10) and John (8), faithful parents Toni and Bob Bowers and kick-ass siblings Laura Moriarity and John Bowers.
Raised in Sams Valley Oregon, Bobby spent his childhood fishing, rafting and playing sports. He honed his business skills at an early age by ALWAYS playing the banker in Monopoly and swindling baseball cards from the hands of his younger siblings. He rambunctiously navigated his school years with only a few trips to the principal's office and later (much to his parent's delight) graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Management Information Systems.
Bob met and (wisely) married his wife Cory Kutsch in 2001. Bob knew Cory was the one person in the universe that could:
1. Give him a run for his money and
2. Be the second half of his soul.
He was hers and she was his through thick and thin, forever.
The addition of building and running three successful businesses with his best friend and father in law Kim Kutsch was icing on the cake. Together they wrote a best-selling book and held numerous patents. Then, with the births of his boys, Bob had a life most only dream of.
He was a leader and mentor in business, a doting husband (that could cook and look good with his shirt off) and was the most devoted and cool dad any kid could hope for. He was kind, gentle, funny and everyone's true north. He touched the lives of many people and left an indelible mark on each of them. He was the personification of John Walter Wayland's True Gentleman.
Words can't express the loss of Bob to his family. We know he's at peace fly fishing, building rifles, playing softball and listening to Too $hort waiting for the rest of us to join him. Until then, we know he'd want us to carry on and make him proud.
Family will be putting together a book for his boys full of memories. They would love everyone who knew and loved Bob to contribute a piece of his story by sending a favorite memory or message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial service information
When: Saturday February 4th at noon
Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1910 34th Ave, SE, Albany, OR, 97322
The family thanks everyone for their support and love. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the OHSU Foundation with "Bob Bowers Memorial Award for Student Research in Dental Caries" written in the memo line.
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Albany, OR US 97322