Max E. Bowman, age 67, of Maunawili, passed away peacefully may 16, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. Although born and raised in Rupert, Idaho, he called Hawaii home since 1960.
Active in high school, he played varsity football, was Senior class President, and was awarded the prestigious Bausch & Lomb Science Award and Scholarship. He attended Idaho state University and graduated from the College of Idaho with a B.S. in Medical technology. He completed his internship at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu.
During his medical career, he was published by various medical journals for his scientific research; was a member of the Medical Technology Taskforce Analysis Group of the University of Hawaii, and was a lecturer for medical staff, medical technologist interns and at various high schools on a variety of technological subjects. He successfully transitioned from a clinical role to that of Contract Management Administrator at Kaiser Foundation Hospital where he retired in 1997 after twenty years of service.
He truly enjoyed architectural design and did consultant workf for various physicians' offices, laboratories and hospitals. One of his most enjoyable achievements was assisting in the design of Kaiser's new hospital and coordinating its move from Ala Moana to its present location in Moanalua. Other interests include music, playing piano, travel and gardening. Active member of the Honolulu Symphony Associates, Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle, and the Honoluu Academy of Arts.
Survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandra (Sandi); son, Tim (Anna); Daughter, Trina Johnson (William); grandsons, Daniel Amori and Jeffrey Kimokeo, and a loving calabash family, Valerie and Herb Imanaka, Kevin and Cyd Lee, Diane Lee; Rowena and William Blaisdell, Kimokeo and Nora Blaisdell and children, Kaleo Blaisdell; Valentine and Barbara Peroff, Katherine Peroff and children, Kristi and Kevin Lefforge, and many, many others. Thank you, to all who touched his life in so many, many ways.
"Now you remain a dremembered ecstasy.....Sweeter in each remembering..." by Don Blanding