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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