Allan H. Bowermaster attended Ottawa, IL schools, and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1949.
He attended Northwestern University on a Navy scholarship. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi social fraternity. In his senior year he was Co-Chairman of the Northwestern annual Waa-Mu Campus Musical, under the direction of his close friend and advisor, Joe W. Miller.
Upon graduation he served three years as a naval officer on board ships in the Far East, and in the Caribbean.
In 1957 he married Barbara Kaminski of Riverside, Illinois, and they moved to New York.
He became a Vice President of BBDO Advertising.
Allan and Barbara had four children during the time they lived in New York; Steven, Teresa, David, and Linda.
In 1974 they moved to Boston where Allan became a McDonald's franchisee. In 1976 a daughter, Cathy, was born to the couple.
During his time as a McDonald's franchisee Allan's fondest moments involved the Ronald McDonald House. He was one of the founding members, and served as Treasurer and as a member of the board of directors until his retirement.
Boston Ronald McDonald House
229 Kent St
Brookline, MA 02446
He is survived by his children: Teresa and her husband Dan and three grandchildren, Katy, Jack, and Ryan; David and wife Annie and their son Theo; Linda and her son David and daughter Holly; Cathy and her husband Joe, Kaitlyn and Matthew. He was predeceased by his son Steven.