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George Marvin Lowery, 82, of Hyndman, Pa. went home to be with the lord on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Born on July 26, 1939, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late George J. and Anna K. Lowery of Corriganville.
George graduated from Mount Savage High School. He was a member of the very first graduating class of what was then a new school. He was later employed by the Kelly Springfield Tire Company in Cumberland and Hedstrom in Bedford, Pa. At one time, he was also one of Amway’s most successful regional salespeople. When he was younger, George worked for the Bunny Bread Company and liked to tell a story of delivering bread to a certain country music singer when she still resided in Winchester, Va.
On January, 20, 1962, he married Norma Jean (Boyer) Lowery. The couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. His family was the center of his world and his home was often the gathering place for all birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.
He is survived by his wife and their four children: son, Gary Lowery and friend Susan of Cumberland; Alan Lowery and wife, Susan of Corriganville; daughter, Sherry Orndorff and husband, Miles, of Hyndman; and daughter, Tammy Lowery, of Hyndman. Mr. Lowery also leaves behind six grandchildren: Alan Lowery II (and wife, Candace); Brandy Lowery; Kristina Sutphin; Shawn Jeffries; Mason Orndorff; Chance Logsdon; seven great grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and by many close friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Faye Riggs of Ellerslie; and by a grandson, Jerred Thomas Lowery of Corriganville.
A faithful member of the Ellerslie United Methodist Church, Mr. Lowery sang in the church choir and was a featured vocalist during cantatas and special programs. He was president of the Lowery Family Reunion Committee and chaired the annual Lowery Reunion every year for more than 40 years. That reunion will be held for the first time without his direct involvement but certainly not without his influence on Sunday, July 17. George loved to bowl and belonged to several championship bowling leagues over the years. He participated in multiple softball leagues as a pitcher for nearly 30 years. A lifetime member of the Kennels Mill Outdoor Club and member of the Barrelville Outdoor Club, he was also a sportsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. One of his favorite gifts to present to friends and family was venison he had dressed and prepared himself. He also enjoyed stock car races and passionately supported two grandsons in their endeavors as drivers.
George was known to be a sharp and stylish dresser who never discarded an article of clothing. He was the caretaker and landscaper for several local cemeteries and church-owned properties. George could be a bit of a prankster who had a wonderful sense of humor but always remained kind and calm and never had a cruel or unkind word to say about anyone. He was a longtime trustee for the Hyndman Campground and was a volunteer for the Hyndman Food Bank. Mr. Lowery believed in the Golden Rule as much as he believed in God.
At his request, services for George M. Lowery will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022 inside the open-air chapel of the Hyndman Campground, 1155 Gooseberry Road, Hyndman. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon with services to immediately follow. Internment is at the Hyndman Cemetery. Pastor and family friend Terry Elliott will lead the services. Ziegler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of or in addition to flowers, memorial donations be made in Mr. Lowery’s name to the Hyndman Campground in care of Terry Elliot, 197 Maple Lane, Hyndman, Pa. 15545.