Greenwich school bus driver diagnosed with coronavirus dies
GREENWICH — A school bus driver who worked in Greenwich has died of complications of the coronavirus, the Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced on its website.
Bryson Kent Bowman died on April 4 at Stamford Hospital. A Stamford resident, Bowman was 59.
He had been a bus driver for the Student Transportation of America since 2017, safely transporting children to and from school in Greenwich, the union said.
Mary Pryce, a co-worker and elected member of the Local 100 executive board, recalled Bowman’s always friendly demeanor.
“He was always a cheerful person,” Pryce said. “He greeted everyone with that huge smile and when he got off his bus at the end of a shift heading to the office, he always had love for everyone.”
Bowman was an avid sports fan.
“He loved talking about sports with his co-workers, and was a true Yankee fan,” Pryce said. “We are really going to miss him.”
Bowman is survived by his wife, Patricia, and four children — two girls and two boys.
“We all offer our condolences and prayers for Brother Bowman’s family, his friends and co-workers at STA and to every member and officer of our School Bus Division,” Local 100 President Tony Utano said.
The union said Bowman was the second member of the organization’s School Bus Division to succumb from the coronavirus.