Bowman, Michael H. July 9, 1939 - June 14, 2010 Michael Bowman, a resident of Torrance, passed away June 14, 2010. He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and died at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Roberta Bowman (Bobbie), daughter, Janine Miller and son-in-law, Jeff Miller of Torrance; mother, Edith Bowman of Manhattan Beach; sister, Judy Bark of Redondo Beach; two nieces, Ernette Erlenbusch of Pleasanton and Michelle Murphy of Torrance; four nephews, Ken Erlenbusch of Turlock, Matt Bark of La Quinta, Joe Bark of Rancho Palos Verdes, and Andy Bark of Palos Verdes Estates. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. 90503. In memory of Michael, contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to: The Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 South Franklin St., New Ulm, MN 56073. Use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. Dear Bobbie,Janine,Judy and all the family members . Aunt Edie I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike I didnt know he was sick and I am praying for you and thinking of the good times that I have had with all of you and Mike was always so nice and he and my Dad were such good friends and it was always fun to talk to both of them at the same time at the family gatherings. I love you all very much . I will be there at the service in sprit. Love cousin Monica

  2. Hello Bobbie and Janine, I am so very sorry to hear about Mike’s passing and wanted to send my condolences. You may remember me as Ken’s first wife although I really got to know you best after Betty’s passing unfortunately . I will always remember how strongly your family was there for Ernette and Ken, during such a hard time. I hope that you will receive similar comfort from family and friends. My dear friend Ernette has shared the sad news with me. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you, with love Bonnie Lewis

  3. Aloha, We knew Mike as “Moto Mike” and had the honor and pleasure of knowing him from his weekend motorcycle rides. On his route to Palos Verdes, Mike would always stop into the Torrance Beach parking lot and visit with our group of “vintage” surfers at the top of the south ramp. We were always happy to see Mike and were all inspired by his upbeat attitude, determination to stay active and great smile. We will miss Mike’s visits but will always remember him as part of our group. Who ever may ride that motorcycle next has a big saddle to fill, Mike was a great man and we were honored to know him. With respect, The Riviera Wave Riders http://www.rivierawaveriders.org

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