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Craig D. Bower


Craig D. Bower, formerly of Middletown, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, November 26, 2018. He was born on May 12, 1953 and was the son of the late John E. Bower and Lillian (Clemens) Bower.

Craig was a graduate of Middletown Area High School class of 1971 and a graduate of Brandywine College, Wilmington, Delaware. He also attended Rutgers University in Camden N.J. and Cumberland College in Vineland, N.J.

He is survived by two brothers, Gary Bower and wife Gina of Camp Hill and Darryl Bower and wife Irene of Middletown; two nieces, Nicole and Brooke Bower; four nephews, Johnathan and wife Ashley, Brandon and wife Kayla, Trevor and Dylan Bower and; one great-nephew, Jack Charles Bower.

Craig was a former employee of Taylor Realty and Taylor-Sawyers Insurance Agency, where he received licenses in both real estate and insurance. He was also highly acclaimed for his ability to restore and remodel homes. He was an integral member of ABC Lanes and the bowling community. Some of his leisure activities included going to the beach with family and friends, photography, singing and working on crossword puzzles. Above all, Craig enjoyed helping others and had an incredible gift of making those around him laugh and smile.

Recently, he moved from Flourtown, Pa. to the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. Craig was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown and a former attendee at Valley Forge Baptist Church, Collegeville, Pa.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, December 3 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. A viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will take place immediately following the funeral service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 4855 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, to handle the funeral arrangements.

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