Richard W. Bower, 82, of Milton, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Potts Grove, a son of the late Willard and Florence (Smith) Bower. On Feb. 3, 1957, he married the former Marlene G. Robinson and they celebrated 48 years of marriage before her death on Dec. 7, 2005.
Richard was a 1953 graduate of Montandon High School and served honorably in the Army.
He retired after 44 years from Chef Boyardee, Milton, where he worked in maintenance.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Milton and the Milton Fish and Game Association.
Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ben Bower, Larry and Teri Bower, and Brian and Karen Bower, all of Milton; one sister-in-law, Sharon Wert, of Milton; and three grandchildren, Jesse, Lucas and Zachary Bower.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Franklin and Nelson Bower; and five sisters, twins, Mary Hein and Marian Stamm, Betty Delaney, Margaret Booker and Dorothy Bower in infancy.
Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Road, Milton, followed by the funeral at 2, with his pastor, the Rev. James R. Dries officiating.
Burial will be held privately in Montandon Cemetery.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Richard's memory be made to First Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Road, Milton, PA 17847.
The family is being assisted by the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 15, 2017