Glenn William Jows of 221 Gast Road, Mifflinburg, entered into eternal life at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Hazel Beatrice (Wagner) and William Henry Jows. Glenn was lucky enough to find love twice in his life. His first wife, who preceded him in death, Patricia M. Waltman. He remarried on Oct. 17, 2003, to the former Susan Hassinger who survives.
Glenn was a 1954 graduate of Mifflinburg High School, and was a member of the wrestling team from 10-12th grades. His father bought him his first car after winning his first wrestling match.
On Nov. 25, 1958, Glenn joined the Army as a Medic, and served overseas until his honorable discharge on Nov. 10, 1960. He received the Good Conduct Medal.
Upon returning home, Glenn began working at American Home Foods. He was the Chief Steward on the second shift and retired after 41 years of service. He joined the United Food and Commercial Works International Union, Local 38, where he served as Union Steward, secretary and treasurer.
When not spending time with his family and friends, he enjoyed lumbering, woodworking and deep-sea fishing with his father. Glenn was an avid motorcyclist, and was one of the original members of the Buffalo Valley Motorcycle Club, which began in 1957.
In addition to his wife of 13 years, he is survived by his children, Terry E. Jows, of Emporium, John E. Jows, of Mifflinburg, Celain J. Teichman and her husband Marty, of Laurelton, Purnell W. Jows and his wife Pam, of Scipio, Ind., and Audrey M. Jows, of Mifflinburg; five grandchildren, Brandon and and wife Taylor Teichman, Ashley and husband Mark Fisher, Joshua and wife Brittany Teichman, Jace and wife Jessica Jows, and Tyler Jows; two great-grandchildren, Aria Teichman and Brody Fisher; his stepchildren, Nathan M. Sauers and his wife Amber, of Riverside, Benjamin M. Sauers and his wife Amy, of Gilbertsville; five stepgrandchildren, Morgan, Tyler, Abby, Madison and Colin Sauers; two sisters, Patricia J. Bowersox, of Mifflinburg and Celain J. Sholter and her husband Donald, of New Columbia.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral at 10:30, at Adamo's, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg, with Pastor Alice Rauch officiating.
Burial with full military honors accorded by local veterans from the Mifflinburg American Legion, Post 410, will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Donations in Glenn's memory may be sent to Buffalo Valley Motorcycle Club, c/o Ed Zellers, 7387 Buffalo Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.
Published on August 30, 2017