Funeral Details

Brian Richard Bowes

August 6, 1954 - March 15, 2023


Date and Time

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Karyn Kedar

Interment - Private


Bowes Residence
9225 North Kilbourn Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Sunday following the service until 9PM with Minyan at 7PM.
Monday and Tuesday 2PM - 5PM and from 6PM - 9PM

Memorial Contributions

Temple Beth Israel
3601 West Dempster Street
Skokie, Illinois 60076
PAWS Chicago
1997 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614


Brian Richard Bowes, age 68.

Beloved husband for 31 years of Wendy nee Fisher. Loving father of Aaron (fiancé Lilly Maris) Bowes, Hanna Bowes and Molly Bowes. Dear brother of Robert Bowes. Brian loved building homes, swimming, the outdoors, laughing, story-telling, grilling on his “Big Red Weber”, his dogs and fishing and boating under Fourth of July fireworks in Crystal Township, Michigan. Most of all Brian was passionate about his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. He left his footprint wherever he walked.

Service Sunday 11AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076, and PAWS Chicago,1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Brian was a kind, loving man. His personality was contagious, just spending time with him was very special. He will be missed by all who knew him. His memory is a blessing.

Alan and Merle Lezak
March 18, 2023
Brian Was my friend for nearly 55 years, I am truly sad about this. Brian was a very loyal friend and like a brother to me. We rode motorcycles together, saw Star Wars for the first time, built many remodeling projects In Evanston and beyond , restaraunts too. fished in Canada, lived together, went to the races in Wisconsin and so much more. Brian was honest dependable and a master carpenter. His work will live on …. The world was a better place with Brian Bowes in it. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him . Get some rest Brian, you earned it.

Brian Owes
March 19, 2023
Dear Family ofBrian Bowes-

Please acceptably my Condolensces. I do not know you personally but I was able to learn more abut Mr. Bowes through watching the memorial ceremony. I am friend of your sisters Jo and Laurey. and understand the hard endingofhislife. AndI understand your love of big canines who bring real love and joy intro our loves. So, I am sending a modest memorial gift to honor Brian's memory to PAWS s ---a wonderful organization. My best hopes for all of your futures, ---"Mike" Einisman.
P.S. I think it is a great way to end the service with a sweet beginning of a TOOTSIE ROLL. SHALOM

Michael Einisman
March 21, 2023