Slain Bensalem chiropractor planned to work at polls as GOP committeeman – Bucks County Courier Times

6November 2020


Dr. James Sowa, a chiropractor from Bensalem was slain Monday in his home office.

Dr. James Sowa, the chiropractic doctor eliminated at his home office in Bensalem

on Monday, was kept in mind Friday as a male who enjoyed his neighborhood and served it well. In reality, pals and area officials stated he was a Republican committeeman, who prepared to work Election Day at the polls Tuesday– just a day after authorities believe he was murdered in his house

. Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo saw the physician at the regional Republican headquarters Sunday where he stopped to pick up election materials he needed for Tuesday at the Lower East 4 polling area.

The mayor said Friday that he was still shocked by the municipality's loss of such a good male and community leader.

“He was expected to be at the surveys. It's unbelievable, terrible. The election fades next to that,” DiGirolamo said.

Sowa, 64, was killed at some point from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. He passed away from blunt force injury to the head, stated town cops, who ruled the death a homicide. More: Bensalem cops investigating murder of chiropractic practitioner He hadbeen a homeowner of Bensalem for 40 years and lived and worked

in an well cared-for colonial design home in the 3100 block of hectic Hulmeville Road.

Patricia Poprik, chair of the Bucks County Republican Party, said Sowa had actually been a Republican committeeman since about 2012. “Jim was devoted to his community and served it well,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers head out to his other half, Barbara, and their household.”

He matured in Penndel and finished from Neshaminy High School in 1974, according to his obituary. He finished pre-chiropractic studies at New York Institute of Technology and finished from New York Chiropractic College in 1979. He was wed for 36 years to his better half, and had two sons, Alex (Kelsey) and Kurt.

Township Council President Edward Kisselback and Councilman Joseph Knowles both said they understood Sowa and his better half and saw how committed they were to the area and its activities, consisting of events for veterans.

“He was an excellent household guy, involved in the neighborhood and functioned as a chiropractic specialist for decades,” Knowles said. “I'm wishing his household.”

Kisselback said the Sowas were an “renowned” household and served the area well. “I can't imagine him having an enemy in any method whatsoever.”

Kisselback prompted anyone who saw anything of interest to get in touch with the Bensalem police as they continue to examine. Police did not launch info on the case Friday.

When criminal activity takes place, Kisseback stated, “you never believe it will be close to house, where you'll know the individual, or in your community.”

Poprik stated the Republican Committee hopes “the criminals of this abhorrent criminal offense are quickly caught and brought to trial.”

The Tomlinson Funeral Home in Penndel collaborated Sowa's funeral.

His obituary said he was “a generous husband and dad who always put his household first.” He also delighted in enjoying westerns, Bensalem baseball video games and horse racing. Besides his spouse and children, he is made it through by his mom, Alice Sowa, and 2 sis.

His funeral was set up for Saturday at Our Lady of Grace Church in Penndel, with burial in Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem.

Reporter Chris Dornblaser contributed to this report.Source: buckscountycouriertimes.com

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