Paul Vincent Bower, 89, of South Williamsport died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born December 31, 1929, in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late Paul J. and Alice (Walter) Bower. On April 16, 1947, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, he married the love of his life, the former Beverly Ann Webb, who survives. Together they celebrated 72 years of marriage.
Paul was a 1947 graduate of South Williamsport High School and later earned a two year degree in Electrical Technology from the former Williamsport Area Community College. Early in life he worked as a driver and salesman for East End Dairy. In 1970 he began working at the Williamsport Hospital as an electrician in the maintenance department, retiring in 1992 after 22 years.
A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Lawrence Church, involved in many church activities through the years. Paul also served as a janitor at both St. Lawrence and Annunciation Catholic churches.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather throughout his life. Caring for and spending precious time with his family was always the joy of his life. Paul was very handy helping family and friends with home repairs and electrical work. He selflessly shared these skills throughout the community.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife are the 10 other joys of his life, his loving children, Chris (Gloria) Bower, of Montoursville, Terri (Bill) Hakes, of South Williamsport, Steve (Carol) Bower, of South Williamsport, Kathy (Nate) Grenoble, of Muncy, Pat (Mike) Lechniak, of South Williamsport, Tim Bower, of South Williamsport, Sue (Jim) Brown, of Columbia, MD, Debi (Norm) Kristall, of Olney, MD, Doug (Jeannette) Bower, of Montoursville and Mary (Steve) Koehler, of South Williamsport; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Shirley Bower, of Williamsport; a sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Jim Konkle, of South Williamsport; a brother-in-law, Frank Stetts, of Williamsport; 28 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by an infant son, Paul Bower III; two sisters, Margaret “Sis” Richmond and Eleanor “Honey” Stetts; and a grandson, Nathan E. Grenoble II.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 am Monday, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with Rev. William Corcoran officiating.
Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery.
The family welcomes flowers; however, if desired, contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702.
The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.