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Edwin Bentley Mowen, 76

September 26, 2009

SEPT. 22, 1932-SEPT. 19, 2009

MILLSBORO, Del. - Edwin Bentley Mowen, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Mowen was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late James Thurman and Mary Catherine Basore Mowan.

Mr. Mowen retired from the U.S. government as an analyst for the National Security Agency after 38 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He attended Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Millsboro.

He is survived by one son, James Adam Mowen and wife, Anna Joest Andersen, of Vennjeberg, Denmark; one daughter, Onna Outten and husband, Gregory J., of Georgetown, Del.; one brother, Donald R. Mowen of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren, Olivia and Nicklas.

Mr. Mowen was preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Mowen, in 2006.

A memorial service will be Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at 4 p.m. at Central Worship Center, Sycamore Road, Laurel, Del. Pastor Tim Dukes will officiate.

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A Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Hagerstown. Father Colin Poston will officiate.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Letters of condolence may be e-mailed via www.watsonfh.com.

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