Donny Bowers was a longtime staple at Fenway Park's Gate A, having worked as a security supervisor at the stadium for 15 years. He was killed March 11 when he was struck by a car earlier that morning while on the way to his second job.
His family has set up a GoFundMe to help raise money for his funeral expenses, along with helping start a college fund for his youngest son. Bowes was a father of four and had six grandchildren. The fundraiser described Bowes as a hardworking family man.
"Donny was the type of guy that was always there to pick you up and brighten your day," the fundraiser reads. "He literally would give you the shirt off his back."
The fundraiser also describes him as fixture at Fenway Park.
"He was always there joking, smiling, greeting everyone with a smile, a hug, or an 'I love you, Brother,'" the fundraiser reads. "He made the experience of going to Fenway Park so much better for so many people."
In a statement to WBZ TV, the Red Sox said Bowes was beloved by his coworkers and Red Sox fans alike.
“Donny’s endless energy and infectious positive attitude made a significant impact on the Fenway Park experience," the statement reads. "He will be greatly missed.”
At the time of publication, the GoFundMe has raised over $65,000.