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Allan H. Bowermaster
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.
Allan and wife Barbara
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.
The Ronald McDonald House
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.



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