Richard Gwinn Bowe was the son of William John Bowe, Sr. and Mary Gwinn Bowe. In 1963 in Chicago he married Ann Fauble of Toledo, Ohio.

Richard Bowe and Ann Fauble were subsequently divorced. Ann Fauble later married Judd Mather of Toledo.

Richard Bowe and Ann Fauble had two children, twins, a girl and a boy:

Alexandra Louise Bowe was born on Saturday, March 15, 1964, in Chicago, and

Anson Bowe was also born March 15, 1964.

At the age of 30, their daughter Alexandra Louise married James De Rosa on September 3, 1994. James was the son of Charles and Bridgid De Rosa. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 23, 1964.

James and Alexandra Bowe De Rosa have two children: Christopher and Charolotte.

Christopher John De Rosa was born in 1998, and

Charolotte De Rosa was born on March 22, 2002.