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 killed at his home office in Bensalem

on Monday, was remembered Friday as a man who liked his neighborhood and served it well. In truth, pals and municipality authorities stated he was a Republican committeeman, who prepared to work Election Day at the surveys Tuesday– just a day after cops believe he was killed in his house

. Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo saw the physician at the local Republican head office Sunday where he stopped to pick up election materials he required for Tuesday at the Lower East 4 polling location.

The mayor stated Friday that he was still shocked by the town's loss of such a great male and neighborhood leader.

“He was supposed to be at the surveys. It's extraordinary, horrible. The election fades beside that,” DiGirolamo stated.

Sowa, 64, was killed sometime from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. He died from blunt force trauma to the head, said municipality cops, who ruled the death a murder. More: Bensalem police examining murder of chiropractic doctor He hadbeen a resident of Bensalem for 40 years and lived and worked

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

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

He grew up in Penndel and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1974, according to his obituary. He finished pre-chiropractic studies at New York Institute of Technology and graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1979. He was married for 36 years to his wife, and had two boys, Alex (Kelsey) and Kurt.

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

“He was a good family male, associated with the neighborhood and served as a chiropractor for years,” Knowles stated. “I'm praying for his household.”

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

Kisselback prompted anybody who saw anything of interest to call the Bensalem police as they continue to investigate. Police did not release info on the case Friday.

When criminal activity happens, Kisseback said, “you never ever believe it will be close to house, where you'll know the person, or in your community.”

Poprik stated the Republican Committee hopes “the wrongdoers of this heinous criminal activity are quickly caught and hauled into court.”

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

His obituary said he was “a generous husband and father who always put his family initially.” He also enjoyed seeing westerns, Bensalem baseball games and horse racing. Besides his partner and sons, he is survived by his mother, Alice Sowa, and 2 sisters.

His funeral service 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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