Barry Virum Bowen, a retired University of Baltimore professor of political science, died May 30 from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care.
The Lutherville resident was 80.
The son of newspaper parents, Dr. Bowen was born and raised in Milwaukee, where he graduated from high school.
After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1955, he served in the Navy as a flight instructor for three years.
He earned a master's degree from the University of Hawaii and his doctorate from George Washington University.
Dr. Bowen taught political science at the University of Baltimore for 26 years before retiring in the late 1980s.
In 2000, he went to work for Nextlogical Health Insurance in the health risk management field and had not retired at his death.
He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed skiing, slalom water skiing and running marathons. He also was the founder of a monthly networking breakfast group for Naval Academy alumni.
Dr. Bowen liked taking his German shepherd Buddy to visit the elderly at area nursing homes.
He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. June 17.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, the former Sally Kort; a son, Barry Bowen of Freeland; four stepsons, Larry Kort of Arnold, Tom Kort and Jack Kort, both of Germantown, and Ted Kort of Wilmington, N.C.; and four grandchildren.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun