Claude J. “Ted” Mowrer | Obituary

Claude J. Mowrer, and known to many as “Ted”, 88, of Holtwood, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of the late Claude R. and the late Susan (Kostura) Mowrer.

He is survived by his wife Julia A. (Bowers) Mowrer. He and Julia lived in Holtwood for 50 years.

Claude graduated from Lancaster Catholic Secondary School in 1952. Claude was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for most of his life and a former member of St. Catherine of Sienne in Quarryville, and a 3rd Degree Knight with Knights of Columbus Council #867.

He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. While in the US Army, he was in the airborne infantry as a fleet driver and paratrooper.

He owned and operated CRST Trucking based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His rig was called “Orange Blossom Special” and it was Indiana Orange.

Claude enjoyed their cottage in Lewes, DE, riding his Harley Davidson, gardening, John Deere, was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Washington Redskins, family reunions, chihuahua dogs and was proud to give lots of blood.

He is survived by two daughters, Julia A. Houser, companion of Douglas Young, of Willow Street, Dana O. Mowrer, of South Renovo, PA, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Claude, Jr. and Samuel A., and a sister, Suzanne McComsey.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Claude’s Christian Burial Mass on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph St., Lancaster, PA 17603 with Reverend Pang Tcheou as celebrating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. during a closed casket visitation at the church. Burial with military honors will be in Saint-Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Claude’s memory to Water Street Rescue Mission, 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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