Roger P. Mowen 1949-2021

NILES — Roger P. Mowen, 72, passed away early Friday morning, June 11, 2021, at Washington Square Healthcare Center, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Roger was born June 2, 1949, in Alliance, a son of the late Robert and Martha Thorn Mowen, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1967 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and worked at General Motors Lordstown for 51 years, retiring in 2018.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, and he received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Mowen was a member of Vietnam Vets Chapter 40 and was a life member of American Legion Post 290. He was also a member of The Forty and Eight.

Roger greatly enjoyed deer hunting and riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Roger Mowen II (Tina Latham) of Lake, Mich., and Corey (Gina) Mowen of Grand Blanc, Mich.; three grandchildren, Haley Mowen, Levi Mowen and Lacey Mowen; a brother, Gary “Bones” (Debbie) Mowen of Niles; his longtime girlfriend, Donna Runner of Howland; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many extended family members.

Family and friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 222 S. State St., Girard, where funeral services will take place at noon.

The family asks that those who are unable to pay their respects in person or are uncomfortable doing so at this time to please keep Roger and his family in their thoughts and prayers.

Interment with military honors will follow the funeral home service, and will be in Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Austintown.

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