AUBURN – Jodd P. Bowles, 60, passed away unexpectedly May 7, 2023, during his recent battle with cancer. Five days later on May 12, Arlene, 76, suffered a stroke, likely as a result of broken heart syndrome following the passing of her beloved husband of 35 years. During her follow-up testing, it was discovered that Arlene’s cancer had metastasized to her brain. She survived eight days in hospice care, with her sons and daughter, Phoebe by her side. Arlene left our world to go find Jodd on May 20, 2023, just 13 days after his passing.
Jodd was the son of F. Douglas and Marnie Bowles of Oneonta, N.Y. Arlene was the daughter of George and Dolores Lord of the Philadelphia area of New Jersey.
Jodd and Arlene devoted their lives to helping others, finding joy in times of uncertainty, and most of all, to raising their twin boys, Ben and Nigel. Arlene was previously married to Andrew Parker (now of Clearwater, Fla.) and together, they have a daughter, Phoebe. Arlene raised Phoebe on both Orr’s Island and in Freeport, always close to the ocean. Jodd shared Arlene’s love of the beach and they got married in a secluded spot on Popham Beach in 1987.
Throughout all of their passions in life, Jodd and Arlene had one commonality: experiencing life to the fullest. Whatever Jodd or Arlene did, they did it wholly and entirely. When asked, Arlene stated the one thing she wanted included in the obituary for Jodd was “always faithful.” They found a special way to show their love to all who knew them.
They are survived by their sons Nigel Lord Bowles and his wife Sara (Moore) and granddog, Vegas, of Manchester; Benjamin Jodd Bowles and his fiancé Elena (Origlio) of Medford, Mass.; Jodd’s brothers Roderick Bowles and his wife Mary (Terwiske) of Surfside, S.C., and Todd Bowles of Santa Barbara, Calif., and his sister, Kris Palmatier and her husband Wayne, of Schoharie, N.Y.; Arlene’s daughter, Phoebe Parker and partner Craig (Singleton) of Clearwater, Fla.; Arlene’s brother, Bryan Lord and his wife Doreen (Skala) of Bellmawr, N.J., and Arlene’s sister, Laurie Lord of Girard, Ohio.
A joint Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on July 16 at Lost Valley in Auburn, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a short formal ceremony at 1:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments and time to share stories and memories.