Patricia Bowman

BOWMAN, Patricia A., 65 of Wheeling, died on Thursday, August 19, 2010 in Wheeling Hospital.

Patricia was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 24, 1945, the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Griffith) Cairns.

Pat was a lifelong Nurse and Clinical Educator. After working in San Francisco, Calif., she moved to Washington, D.C. to attend Catholic University for her masters in Nursing. It was there, she met her husband, Michael B. Bowman in the Crypt Church of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception while attending daily Mass.

Pat and Mike were married at St. Bernard’s Church in Riverdale Md. in August 1974. This coming Tuesday, August 24, 2010, would have been her and Mike’s thirty-sixth wedding anniversary. Patricia was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Pat worked in Providence Hospital’s Emergency Room in NE Washington, D.C. In the summer of 2005, Pat retired from Providence Hospital after 30 years of service, and she and her husband moved to Wheeling, W.Va. Pat finished her career as a Nursing Professor at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Patricia and Mike count their greatest achievement as raising eight children: Mary Bowman BA, JD; Joseph Bowman BA, BSN; Michael Bowman BS, MBA, JD; Theresa Phipps BS, MBA, CPA; Martha Bowman BA, DO; Peter Bowman BA, DPT; John Bowman BA, JD; and James Bowman BA, MBA.

Friends are invited to visitation on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the ALTMEYER FUNERAL HOME, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV (304) 232-0330.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Mary and Joseph on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV, with the Reverend Walter Buckius, SJ, celebrant.

Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, will take place at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Patricia Bowman

BOWMAN, Patricia A., 65 of Wheeling, died Thursday, August 19, 2010 in Wheeling Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV.