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John Joseph Mowen

Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, September 12, 2022 at 11:00 am

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship

Obituary

 John Joseph (Johnny) Mowen, 85, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away, Monday, September 5, 2022, at his home.

Born Sunday, May 23, 1937 in Clear Spring, MD, he was the son of the late John Edgar Mowen and the late Ruth Cornelia (Hykes) Mowen.

John retired from Potomac Edison and West Penn Power Co. (First Energy) after 40 years of service as a Substation Crew Leader. John was a member of the original Broadfording Church of the Brethren when at age 32 he rededicated his life to Christ. He was also a founding member of the Brethren Four Quartet, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School youth. At the age of 55, He was licensed to the ministry, preaching his first sermon on November 21, 1971. Over the course of his ministry, John preached in 30 different Church of the Brethren's and 12 different denominations. He also served as Interim for 15 months for Longmeadow Church of the Brethren and 15 months for Fellowship Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg, WV. He found joy in supporting missions; across Africa, Romania, India, Haiti, Mexico, and the US. John was a member of Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship and the Maugansville Ruritan Club for 29 active years.

He loved sports, hunting, duck pin bowling, and was a 3 time finisher of the JFK 50 Mile Run. John participated and coached in various sport leagues. He was a past secretary and treasurer of the 102-N AFLIO-UWUA. He was also a proud donor for the Red Cross, donating 10 gallons of blood.

He is survived by his wife, whom he married on June 13, 1959, Judy Ann (Snyder) Mowen. He was the brother to Beverly A. Mowen-Hann and Gerald D. Mowen. He was the father of Diane S. Schafferman (David), Andrea J. Branham, and Paddy C. Mowen. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Paul E. Mowen; and sister, Bonnie L. Mielke.

John loved his Lord and Savior, his co-workers, friends, and his fellow ball players. He really loved his wife and his family. 

Services will be held Monday, September 12, 2022 at 11:00 am, at the Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, MD, with the Revs. Leon Witter and Joseph Quesenberry officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the church prior to the service on Monday.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Broadfording Church of The Brethren, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, MD, or Promedica Hospice, 1976 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

To view the slideshow: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/DM8XBJMYQC77PCFS

 

Guest Book

Sorry to hear of your loss Paddy.

Zore Cline
Conyers, Georgia

I will forever be grateful for your GREAT FAITH John!! I always enjoyed playing softball with and against you. THANK YOU for all the lives you have impacted for The Kingdom of GOD!! Well done good and faithful servant!! I'm sure your heavenly mansion is beautiful!! Greatly enjoyed knowing you/your family. Paddy... my sincere sympathies and love to you/your family!! I haven't seen you in a long time but will always cherish our friendship in Christ!! May GOD'S Amazing Love, Comfort, Peace go with all of you in the days ahead!!

Kevin Smoot
Boonsboro, Maryland

ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT SEEN JOHN MANY TIMES IN OUR LATTER YEARS,HE AND I WERE THE BEST BUDDIES AND VERY GOOD MEMORIES WHEN WE LIVED IN MAUGANSVILLE IN OUR TEEN YEARS. HE AND I WERE VERY CLOSE. I TRIED TO GO BY AND VISIT HIM EVERY TIME THAT I VISITED HAGERSTOWN. I AM SO SORRY FOR THE FAMILY'S LOSE. I FEEL THAT A VERY PART OF ME DIED WITH HIM SINCE WE WERE FRIENDS.

GENE KNABLE
Danville, AL

Johnny rest in peace in the arms of our Father. I will always remember you as a shining light in our Class. You friend, Willson

Willson O'Connell Class of 55
Millsboro,, DE

Mary McNamee
Hagerstown, Maryland

John is ever our friend. With love.

George A. Ervin
McKinleyville, California

We all grew up at the old Broadfording Church of the brethern,Broadfording road. Johnny was always fun filled and to know him and his family as we were in our youth.Great memories. Mom Anna Daley was a good friend to his mother Ruth. My Condolences to his wife Judy and Family. May God Bless you all as the days pass. Someday you all will be together again.

Saundra (Souders) Jones
Waynesboro, PA

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