Donald Lee Bowden

December 11, 1949 - January 11, 2021

Memorial Gifts & Donations

Chesapeake- Donald Lee Bowden, 71, passed away Jan 11, 2021. Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater is assisting his family. Online condoences may be expressed at

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James Ed Estes
3 years ago

My name is Ed Estes and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies for Don’s family. The crew at Potomac Environmental, Inc. have known and worked for Don and Mike Z at both Craney Island and the NNSY for over 30 years. He will be deeply missed by all who associated with Don.
The Potomac Environmental Gang

Keith Hardison
3 years ago

Robin I am so sorry for you and your families loss. I have great memories of our high school years and times together at the Ruritan club functions. You and your family have my family’s heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

Michael H Poyner
3 years ago

Robin, I am saddened to hear of Don’s passing. He was my boss for many years at the NNSY Waste Treatment Plant. I respected his opinions, teachings and authority while fulfilling my duties. He was a good supervisor and my friend. I will long cherish our relationship. May God grant you peace and comfort throughout the coming days.

Patricia A Wilder
3 years ago

Robin, So shocked to see this. Where have the years gone. We were so close for many years. We truely loved you guys. My heartfelt sympathy. Pat

Bobby Frias
3 years ago

Robin, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will never forget the fun and friendship that Don bought to our high school years. He was a great example of the character of a South Norfolk boy. So glad I was able to talk to him at our reunion about a special recruiting trip to Concord College in 1969.
RIP My good friend.

Jeremy Jones
3 years ago

I was a co-worker with Don back in the early 2000s. He took me under his wing to teach me about wastewater treatment. He had forgotten more about wastewater treatment than I will ever learn. He was a great mentor, a funny man, and a wonderful presence at the workplace. In my 30 years of work with the Navy, he was one of the best to work with.

Kathryn Fox
3 years ago

Robin, Star, and Lindy; our sincere condolences to you for your loss. Don was a wonderful person and you were great neighbors for so many years. May you find comfort in your loving memories. Kathy and Sammy Fox

Cathy Vellines
3 years ago

Robin and Family, I’m so sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fred Vaccarella
3 years ago

Oh Robin, this is so hard to believe. Wow it is devastating. I am so sorry to hear about Don and I know you are for sure. I know we haven’t seen each other for 15 yrs or so but Don was like a brother in days past and you a sister .I remember attending your wedding and how happy of an occasion. He was a good and kind man and a loving father and husband. Robin I extend to you my most Sincere and Heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences. When you feel like it please contact me. Prayers for you,… Read more »

Katie Thompson-Maurer
3 years ago

Robin, Star, Lindy, Kobi, James, Briana, and Lexi no words can describe the sorrow I feel for you all. Praying for peace and strength through this difficult time. Dad was an amazing man with a heart of gold, he will be missed! XO

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