Glenn E. Bowers, Sr.

Glenn E. Bowers, Sr., passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on July 13, 1948, he was the son of Russell and Dorothy Bowers, Sr. He was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. Glenn was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.

Glenn was a cable splicing technician working for Verizon for 35 years. He was a 52 year member of Union Fire Co. No. 2 serving as fire chief and foreman. He was also a member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa. Glenn enjoyed camping, cruising and going to Nascar races with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents Russell and Dorothy. Glenn is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia Bowers and their children, Kristina Bowers, Glenn Bowers, Jr. (Kristie) and Betsy Wade (Jon); grandchildren Michaela (Christopher), Aubrey, Steven, Kodie, and Siarra; brother Russell Bowers, II (Trudy); sister Bonnie Stone (Gary); several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs Rufus and Fiona.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, April 1 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 31 from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Glenn may be made to Union Fire Co. No. 2.

The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Saratoga Hospital for their care and support during his time there.

Guest Book

Eric Stangle

So sorry for you loss. He was a great man and will be truly missed.

Chris and Kevin McDonough

Dear Patti and family, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Glenn will truly be missed as someone committed to family and community

Richard Mabb

Sorry for your loss. Glenn was a great past Chief. RIP Brother !

Stefen Strakos

Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry Bonnie. The whole family will be in my thoughts

Ardella Baxter Hutchins

Bonnie and Patti,
Thoughts are with you. May the memories sustain you during these difficult days. Glenn was a wonderful man.

Tim and Julia Thomas

Our heartfelt condolences are with the entire Bowers family. The Village and UFC has lost another great servant yet he was one of a kind. We bid you Farewell Chief as we pray for healing and peace for all of those whose lives you have touched. Peace brother.....

Ronald and Stacey Rosebrook

Very sorry for your loss.

Don & Bernadene Bowers


Mary and Jerry DeFilippo

On behalf of Jerry, Cara, Michael and myself, we offer our condolences to your entire family. Glenn, "Buckwheat" was truly a sincere, kind and friendly guy as we shared many mornings over coffee at the Ole JeRon's deli. I know this because his character traits are reflected in all of you. But our loss is Heaven's gain. Take Faith in those precious memories and GOD BLESS.

Diane Wolfe Gilligan

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s been a long time, but I remember Glenn as a great guy.
My condolences to you and your family.

Marie Ahl

Patti and family I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Glenn since he was a young one. He will be missed by many

Bob and Carol Kilinski

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. This was also a loss to the community as well. Thank you Glenn for your service to our country and our community. You will surely be missed by all who knew you. RIP brother. It was great to have known you.

Susan Murphy Joy

To Patty & family. So very sorry to hear about Glenn passing.

Dave Witter, South Yarmouth, MA

To the Bowers Family,
I knew Glenn through the Schenectady Bowling Association. I enjoyed working with him during the tournament. His smile and sense of humor made everyone have a good time. I am sorry for your loss. RIP Glenn.

Linda Lake

A good neighbor, a great dad, granddad and citizen. He personified what the village stands for. My sincere condolences to Patty and the family.

Susan Briggs

So very sorry for your loss
from the Braim Family

Erin Thompson and Sean Simmons

We are so very sorry for your loss, and a very sad loss for the community of Ballston Spa as well. Sean and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Stay close as a family and that will get you through.

Stan D.

To the Bowers Family; my heartfelt condolences to you. May the many fond memories help you keep Glenn with you spiritually and ease the pain you feel today. He is at peace now. RIP Chief.

Gary and Phyllis Muthig

Our sincere condolences to the whole family. We know he will be missed by anyone who knew him.

Anita Barnaby

Bowers Family.....
No words can express the sadness of hearing about Glenn(dad for many years to me) passing. He was always willing to put Betsy and I in our spot and his smile lit up a room. He was a great person and always made me feel welcomed.
My condolences to your entire family and many many prayers of healing.

Judy Kelley

My condolences to the entire family. Such a loss to the Ballston Spa Community. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

Michael Janczak

My best friend in High School. Doesn't seem possible. RIP dear friend. Until we meet again.


I’ll miss you forever grandpa I’ll always be your kodiebear <3

David W. Atwell

Glenn was a great friend and fellow firefighter. Condolences to family and friends.

George and Mary Lee Blakeslee

We have many great memories of our camping days together and many functions together. Glenn is at peace. We wish the family peaceful memories of your time together.

Joe Miranda

Glenn will be missed by the entire community. He was truly a nice guy, always a smile and great personality! My sincere condolences to the entire Bowers family.

Hank and Marianne Kawecki

Bonnie sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Glenn. Please extend our prayers and condolences to the family