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Frederick J. Hower

July 31, 1927 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Frederick Hower Obituary

Frederick J. Hower, 96, of Elizabethtown, formerly of East Petersburg and Mifflin, PA, passed away on January 21, 2024, at Masonic Village Elizabethtown.  Fred was the son of the late Earl and Pauline (Gibbons) Hower. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, JoAnne (Smith) Hower, brother Donovan E. and sisters Marjorie Sneddon and Betty Kublic. Fred is survived by three sons, Barry F. (Kathy) Elizabethtown, PA, Daryl E. (Jeanne) Snellville, GA and Stephen E. (Sophia) York, PA and daughter Paula Hower Clausen (Jens) Marysville, PA; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School, class of 1945.

Growing up on the family farm, he began his career as an equipment operator and mechanic for DE Smith Construction, Mifflintown, PA. Later, he was employed by various trucking companies as a driver/mechanic and everyone who knew him knew he could fix anything.  Fred was a 70 year member Union lodge #324 F&AM, Mifflintown, PA.  He enjoyed Hunting, Penn State football, and Phillies baseball, and was extremely proud of having one of the best lawns in East Petersburg.

At Fred's request, services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank the staff of Masonic Village Health care and their hospice unit, Evergreen for the amazing care they provided our Dad. In lieu of flowers you may send a donation, in Fred's name, to Masonic Village Hospice, 98 Masonic Drive, Suite 101, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or to the Evergreen Unit, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

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