The Rev. Frederick C. Lowery, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. He was 91.
Lowery became the pastor of the three-church Jonestown circuit in Lebanon County in 1954. He then served Evangelical (now UMC) in New Holland from 1960 to 1987 and retired in 1987.
During retirement, he served Intercourse UMC until 2003.
Lowery served as a Chaplain in the Army Reserve from 1957-1978, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. A World War II veteran, he was awarded four bronze stars and two bronze oak leaf clusters,
Surviving him are his wife of 67 years, Cora Jean (Kling) Lowery in addition to a son, David K. Lowery (married to Deborah); a daughter, Julia A. Lowery; a daughter-in-law, Jeanie (Voreis) Lowery; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law. Preceding him in death was a son, Daniel F. Lowery, and a brother, Robert B. Lowery.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 2:00 PM at the New Holland Evangelical UMC, 276 W. Main St., New Holland. The family will receive guests following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to Africa Inland Mission (AIM), Acct. #04-24-80, P.O. Box 3611, Peachtree City, GA 30269-7611, which will aid his granddaughter, a new AIM missionary. To send the family online condolences visit www.groffeckenroth.com, or send them to Mrs. Cora Jean Lowery, 211 Willow Valley Square, A-212, Lancaster, PA 17602.