Katherine D. "Kitty" Bowers, age 71, of South Amboy died on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Regency Park Nursing Center, Hazlet. Born in Staten Island, NY, she lived there until moving to South Amboy in 1977.
Prior to retiring in 2014, she was the Office Manager for Century 21-Charles Smith Agency, Sayreville for many years. Mrs. Bowers was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Sayreville, where she was the former Pre-School Director and Board Member, as well as a member of the United Methodist Women. She was an active and dedicated member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having served as Sate Historian, State Chaplain, twice as Local Regent, and was recently made an Honorary Regent. A world traveler, she visited all seven continents, and from 2004 until 2014 she was a balloon handler in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Mrs. Bowers was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 2000, and by her son, Douglass, in 1999. She is survived by her son Timothy and his wife Lisa; her sister, Barbara Eckert; her brothers, Charles, Jr. & Ray Eckert and her grandchildren, Katelyn and Matthew.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Whiteley Funeral Home, 241 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00am at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Sayreville. Cremation will be private.