Obituary for Joseph Bulach Bower Sr.

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Joseph Bulach Bower Sr.

August 22, 1938 - January 16, 2017

Joseph Bulach Bower Sr., 78, of Allenwood, PA died on January 16, 2017.

Born on August 22, 1938 in Williamsport, PA, he was a son of the late John C. Bower, Sr. and Mabel (Fague) Bower.

Joe was employed with Branch Motor Express and Watsontown Trucking as a truck driver for a total of 31 years and traveled over 4,000,000 miles. He graduated from Montgomery Area High School in 1955 and served in the US Navy from 1955-1959. Joe was a member of the Niagara Masonic Lodge #375 for 50 years.

Joe’s joy in life was his family, spending time at sporting events, family functions, hunting and spending the winter months by the pool in the Florida sunshine.

He is survived by his spouse of 60 years, Connie (Klinger) Bower whom he wed on August 9, 1956; two daughters, Jacqueline (Harry) Sampsell and Janette (Tim) Paquet; one son, Joseph Jr. (Hillary); 16 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret (Bud) Drick; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Bower.

Preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John C. Bower, Jr and a sister, Mary (Gene) Metzger.

A memorial service will be held on January 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, Walnut St. in Milton, PA. There will be a meal served after the memorial service at the church.

Family requests any contributions be made to the American Lung Association.

PA Simple Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

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Brian Scheile posted on January 23, 2017

My condolences on your loss. I knew Joe for years through his job with Watsontown and mine with Kawneer. I learned a lot from Joe and always considered him to be a teacher as well as a friend.

Leona Dewalt, Montgomery Alumni Secretary posted on January 19, 2017

Bower Family, Montgomery Alumni extends to you our deepest sympathy in the loss of Joseph Bower may the Lord watch over you & guide you in the days ahead.

Ken Billotte posted on January 19, 2017

Joe, Please accept my sympathy with the passing of your father. Ken

Bob Mertz posted on January 19, 2017

There must be a special place for JOE as a reward for the time and effort he spent in arranging reunions for his BRANCH family.

John Russell posted on January 18, 2017

Will certainly miss Joe whom I've known since he worked for my Grandfather, Brady. He also worked for my Dad (Bob) at Watsontown Trucking. He was a great neighbor. He and Connie looked after Mom and Dad when Dad's health was failing and his girls looked after my boys when they were little and we would visit. Mom, Carol and I send our condolences to Connie and the family.

Joel & Cindy Peterson posted on January 18, 2017

Joe, Thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. Our prayers to you and your family

Randy posted on January 18, 2017

JoeSorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you.Randy

Jessica and Alannah Ladd (Ferguson Family) posted on January 18, 2017

Uncle Joe you will always be missed and never forgotten! I know you'll still pick on us from above and that memory will always be held. Alannah and I will forever miss you. May you rest in peace until we all meet again.

Jane and Merrill Dunlap posted on January 18, 2017

Our heartfelt sympathy to all of your family.

Susan Kurtz posted on January 18, 2017

Joe, i am very sorry for your loss. His love of family says he was a special man. My deepest sympathy for you and your family'.

Dolly Staggert posted on January 18, 2017

Sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man & will be greatly missed by many. Jackie, I am so glad I got to see & talk to your Dad the day we delivered the Thanksgiving meals & will always remember the smile on his face when we walked in. Thoughts & Prayers for Comfort & Strength at this difficult time.

Barb Cowder posted on January 18, 2017

Thoughts and prayers to your family So sorry to hear of your loss.

Connie Rute posted on January 18, 2017

Thinking of all of you and the great memories you all have and share of Poppa Joe. For the short time I knew him he was a polite, caring man. My heart goes out to his family for I know how close you all are and how much you all loved him. Surround each other with those times in the coming days and remember the good times you had with him as well as the time you spent caring for him recently. Hugs to you especially, Connie.

Pat Drick Reever posted on January 18, 2017

Sorry for the loss of Joe. My prayers for the Bower family.

Carolyn and Darrell SmeL posted on January 17, 2017

We were ai saddened to hear of your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers

Harry Salvatore posted on January 17, 2017

My sympathy for you and your family

Amy Moore Secules posted on January 17, 2017

Rest in Peace Joe..Smile about the days of Pikes Peak..My condolences to your Family.

Dick and Kathy Bedger posted on January 17, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time.p

Russ & Edie Dunkelberger posted on January 17, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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