Gregory T Bowler, 55, passed away July 22, 2018. Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory.
Gregory Todd Bowler was the consummate leader while attending Union College. He took on the lead role in stopping Apartheid Activists from speaking at Union. By standing firm in his beliefs and speaking on behalf of those that shared his beliefs, he conveyed to the President & Trustees at Union that the presence of such a speaker would be detrimental to the harmony and collectiveness of the campus as well as its surrounding community. Gregory also played an active role in persuading the Trustees at Union to divest in South Africa which was practicing Apartheid at the time.
In the Spring of ’83 (5-29-1983, to be exact), Greg, along with 7 of his fellow Charter Line brothers became members of the Almighty Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and started the Pi Pi Chapter at Union. He, along with the other 7 Mini Jewels saw the need for a black Greek letter organization at Union, just as the original 7 Jewels at Cornell University saw this need back in December 4, 1906. And so, the organization that stressed manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind, began its legacy within the Union College campus, thanks to his and his line brothers vision.
He was active in the Black & Latin Alliance of students and served a tenure as its President. Greg saw the need to make females feel more safe when walking back to their dormitories from the library in the late night. So he was vocal in persuading the Campus Security to commence a program that allowed male students to volunteer to meet females at the library to escort them back to their dorms. Greg was a volunteer on many occasions.
One of Gregory’s proudest moments at Union came when he successfully spearheaded & Emceed the Union College Gospel Concert. Many churches in the Schenectady & Capital District communities participated in providing the campus and all of its guests with a most memorable, spiritual, and uplifting evening of music.
Upon Graduating from Union, Greg continued to foster his leadership capabilities by working diligently for software companies in California and MTV Networks in NYC. Then Greg decided to make a bold move and branch out as an entrepreneur. He flew out to Australia (24 hours in the skies) with little more than the clothes on his back and built a very successful Software Testing company of his own, Qualtech International. With his company, Greg was able to employ many individuals and travel the world making many acquaintances and associates along the way. Since his years at MTV and during his years as the CEO of Qualtech, Greg has spawned a deep passion for publishing his ideas, philosophies, discoveries in the Software Testing arena.
When you mention Gregory Todd Bowler, you will always refer to an individual that has accomplished a great deal, never backed down, demonstrated the some of the finest qualities of human kind.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father and younger brother.
Survivors include his son Aaron Gregory Bowler, ex wife Indira Somai, brothers Kevin and Tracey, sisters Crystal and Stacy, many nieces and nephews, friends, and extended family.
Funeral Service will be 1 PM Saturday July 28, 2018 in Evergreen Chapel. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory 4535 Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206 (904) 353-3649.