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Ronald Eugene Sowers


April 20, 2018


Ronald Eugene Sowers, 84, of Shamokin Dam PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, April 19, 2018 at home.  He was born January 22, 1934 in Harrisburg PA the son of the late Samuel Elmer and Frances Adolph Sowers. 

He graduated from Susquehanna Township High School in Harrisburg PA in 1951. 

Ron served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. 

He was employed by the Federal Government at Kelly Air Force Base in Logistics Command in San Antonio Texas, from where he retired.  Ron was also well known locally as being the “over-seer” at the Good Will’s Restaurant where he greeted people with warm hospitality. 

In his earlier years he was a Youth Sports Coach in Texas.  While living in Texas he was the Past Master of the Helotes Lodge 1429 and served as President of the Lions Club; he was also a member of Pilgrim’s Chapter of the Order of DeMolay in Harrisburg PA and was also President of the Rescue Fire Company #37 in Susquehanna Township in Harrisburg from 1963-1964. 

Ron enjoyed cooking and loved to fish and camp with his son whom he adored. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family who fondly remember him as a “great whistler” and lover of jelly beans. 

He is survived by one son, Todd Eric Sowers and his companion Marilyn of Shamokin Dam PA.  He is also survived by four very dear people in his life; Elizabeth, Adrenna, Ryan and Nathan.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a Gathering of Friends to be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.    Burial and Military Honors will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville PA.

The family will provicde flowers.  Memorial Contributions in Ron's memory may be made to The Shamokin Dam Fire Company 3343 Old North Trail Shamokin Dam PA 17876

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA  17821.   www.visneski.com


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