Ruth E. Bowker, 95, of Milford,

Ruth E. Bowker

MILFORD, NJ – Ruth E. Bowker, 95, of Milford, NJ, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her home.

Born October 27, 1919 in Upper Black Eddy, PA, Ruth lived in Milford for most of her life. She graduated from Frenchtown High School. Ruth and her late husband, Arnold Bowker, owned Bowker’s Pharmacy in Milford until the late 1960’s. She also owned the Milford 5 & 10 until 1981. Ruth was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Milford, NJ.

Daughter of the late Elmer and Beulah (Purdy) Hamerstone, Ruth is survived by her daughter Sally Szelag of Milford, NJ, her son Bruce Bowker of Bonaire, her brother and sister-in-law Robert and Mary Ellen Hamerstone, her grandchildren Sandi, Lynne, and Bob, and her great-grandson Bob.

Funeral services will be private under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ. Interment will be in the Milford Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ, PO Box 483, Milford, NJ 08848.