Lloyd Bowser, Sr.

Obituary of Lloyd Thomas Bowser, Sr.

Lloyd Bowser, Sr. was born April 16, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland to Samuel Bowser and Mary Louise Bowser (Drumgoole). He was educated in the Baltimore City Public Schools where he graduated from Frederick Douglass Senior High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Morgan State College (now University) with honors. He had an avid quest for knowledge. He completed more than 30 federal government courses and seminars, as well as numerous corporate sector courses in supervision, administration and executive development. Lloyd's medical problems, which he incurred while serving in the United States Air Force and his struggle with cancer, led him to an early retirement from the federal government after having served 35 years in progressively responsible administrative and executive positions. During Lloyd's diverse federal career, he worked for six federal agencies and served in two branches of the military. The position he held at the time of his retirement was that of Area Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). His primary responsibilities as the head of the Federal Human Resources Regulatory Agency included planning and execution of OPM's recruiting, examining and training programs to meet the human resource needs of federal agencies within his area of jurisdiction. Additionally, as OPM's senior advisor on personnel matters in MD, he served as a consultant to federal agency managers and CEO's on critical matters affecting their employees. He conducted numerous workshops and seminars which were always sold out on human resources issues. Lloyd pursued a second career in volunteerism for over 30 years. He served in a leadership capacity in a number of civic, religious and community areas. He served as the Chair of the Federal Executive Board's "Focus on the Drug Picture" program, which under his leadership, received national and international acclaim. He was appointed by Baltimore's Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke to serve three terms as a Commissioner on the Baltimore City School Board. Additionally, he enjoyed the friendship and fellowship he received as a member of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Horse Calvary regiment. Lloyd received more than 50 civic and professional awards including citations from the President of the United States, the Governor of Maryland and two Mayors of the City of Baltimore. He was honored with a Maryland Senate Resolution and Proclamation for his proactive community service accomplishments. He received a citation from three principals of the Career and Technology High Schools for his contributions in support of their school's programs. Lloyd was an active and devoted member of several churches before joining New Shiloh Baptist Church under the leadership of then Pastor Harold A. Carter, Sr. He was later a member of New Psalmist Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Walter S. Thomas. He loved the Lord and his church, the pastors, music, congregation and most importantly the preached word. He enjoyed the words of comfort he received from the members, deacons, prayer warriors and friends of the churches. He was very devoted to his family. His greatest love was that he had for his wife, Dr. Geneva B. Bowser and their three sons, Lydell, Lloyd Jr. and Lester Bowser. He encouraged them to work hard in their jobs and their educational pursuits, one of whom is a principal software engineer and the other two were doctors. Lloyd Jr. followed him in death a few weeks later. In addition to his family, he leaves to cherish his memories: one sister, Dorothy Montague; a brother Leroy E. Bowser; three daughter's in-law, Gloria Bowser, Neeta Kataria-Bowser, and Nicole Bowser; two sisters in-law Nancy Young and Barbara Bowser; brother in-law Cyrus Young; grandchildren Lindsey, Rippen, and Rohan Bowser and a host of extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lloyd Thomas Bowser, Sr., age 82, of Baltimore, transitioned on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Baltimore. Mr. Bowser, Sr. was born April 16, 1938 in Baltimore, MD. Due to the pandemic, private services for immediate family only will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM. For streaming information go to www.vaughncgreene.com, select 'Our Locations', then 'East'. See the information on streaming, using 'Webcast Room', meeting ID 86770, if needed. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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