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Obituary for Arthur L. Sowers

Arthur L. “Art” Sowers, 87 of Elizabethtown passed away December 5, 2020 at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown surrounded by his loving family.

Art was born on November 23, 1933 in Monaghan Township, York County, PA. He was the son of the late Arthur B. and Meltha (Buttorff) Sowers. He graduated from Mechanicsburg High School, class of 1952. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Kutztown State College. He was a secondary art teacher in the Lower Dauphin School District for 33 years.

He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and served with the air weather service at Thule, Greenland. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, and its church council and served on various church committees. He was also a member of Brownstone Lodge No. 666 F.& A.M., Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dauphin County Chapter of PA Association of School Retirees, and a former member of the National Art Education Association.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alta (Myers) Sowers; his daughters Bonnie Sowers Giurlando wife of Kenneth Giurlando, Lancaster and Linda Sowers Kelly wife of William Kelly, Elizabethtown; two grandchildren James Kelly and Amanda Stone wife of Kyle Stone; two step-grandchildren Jenna Giurlando Bee wife of Robert, and Michael Giurlando husband of Gillan; his step-brother Fred Gravino and wife Phyllis of Middletown, and his step-sister Carole Collins and husband Gary of Hershey.

Private services will be held. Inurnment with military honors will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Art’s name to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 West Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036, or to Christ Lutheran Church Fileys, 15 South Fileys Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.