Richard "Dick" L. Bowlby died February 24 at RWJ at Somerset in Somerville. Mr. Bowlby was born in Bound Brook, grew up in Somerville, where he was a 1949 graduate of Somerville High School and then resided in Basking Ridge for 35 years before moving back to his favorite Somerville in 1995. After graduating from Rutgers College in 1953 and serving as an Army Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Bowlby began his career as a personnel consultant for RCA and Warner Lambert, specializing in positions of Research & Development. In 1982, he began his own company, Bowlby Associates in Somerville placing applicants in numerous pharmaceutical careers.
Mr. Bowlby was a faithful communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville and a member of the Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Bettyann, his children Dick and his wife Kathleen and children Anne and Maggie; Marianne Orlando and her husband Bill and children Jeff and Ashley; Jim and his wife Kim and children Jacob and Gabrielle.
Visiting hours on Thursday, February 26, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30am on Friday, February 27, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Entombment to follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum, Bridgewater.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dick's memory to The Bonafides of Somerset Hills, PO Box 91, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.