Willie Mae BowmanNorth Carolina nativeWillie Mae Bowman,...


Willie Mae Bowman

North Carolina native

Willie Mae Bowman, a West Baltimore resident for many years, died Monday at the Mercy Medical Center of complications to surgery. She was 80.

The former Willie Mae Gibson was a native of Granite Quarry, N.C., who came to Baltimore as a young woman. Her husband, Cleve Bowman, who died in 1970, worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s plant at Sparrows Point.

She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at Fulton Baptist Church, 1630 W. North Ave., Baltimore.

She is survived by two daughters, Delores B. Hill and Ruby Bowman, both of Baltimore; five sons, Robert, John, Clarence, Nathaniel and James Bowman, all of Baltimore; two brothers, Curtis C. Gibson Sr. of Baltimore and John L. Gibson of Granite Quarry; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Robert M. White

Student, cancer victim

Robert M. White, a college student whose fight with different forms of cancer began with treatment for childhood leukemia, died Nov. 13 of a brain tumor at his home on Bellona Avenue in the Armagh Village area. He was 21.

During the 1991-1992 school year, he attended Vista Community College in preparation for entering the University of California at Berkeley. He was a 1990 graduate of Towson High School and was one of 12 students to enroll in a program allowing students to complete studies while also working for a Timonium engineering firm.

Born in Nuremberg, Germany, he was reared in several American cities before moving to the Towson area nine years ago.

A memorial Mass was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Ventnor, N.J.

His survivors include his mother, Kathleen White; two brothers, Scott and Matthew White of Armagh Village; and his maternal grandparents, Rose Manzini and William Brooks, both of Ventnor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant A Wish Foundation, 1915 McElderry St., Baltimore.

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