In Memoriam of Edward J. Bowes 1942 –2020
It is with great sadness that Bishop Loughlin Games mourns the loss of Edward J. Bowes, a beloved meet director, coach, teacher, mentor, and friend. The Bishop Loughlin community of coaches, officials, directors, athletes, students, alumni, friends, and family keeps the Bowes family in their prayers in this difficult time.
Bowes spent 39 years coaching at his alma mater Bishop Loughlin High School, guiding his teams to a total of 16 CHSAA titles (12 girls titles and 4 boys titles), three Championship of America races at the Penn Relays. An accomplished runner himself, Bowes gained notoriety at the 1972 New York City Marathon, leading the race for 23 miles before his underdog bid for glory was derailed by dehydration. For 31 years he served as meet director of the Bishop Loughlin Games held each December.
Bowes was born in New York City on August 10, 1942, the son of the late Edward Francis Bowes and Marie Bowes formerly Marie Roche.
In addition to his wife, Amelia, Bowes is survived by his sisters Mary Jo Crino, and Kathleen White, brother James Bowes. Other surviving family members include his sister-in-law Dotty Bowes; Ralph, Michael, Colleen, Lucy, Jimmy, Steven, Ann Marie, Aiden and Emma Crino; Kristine, Darrin and Hannah Patterson; Kathleen, John, Johnathan, Andrea, Jarred, Haley, Kyle, Kayden, Landon & Jenna White; Malik Jackson. He is pre-deceased by his late sister Gerry Bowes, nieces Julianne and Jacqueline White.