This page is dedicated to informing our parishioner’s of recent death’s within our parish. The parish community of St. Joan of Arc extends our deepest sympathies to the families & friends of these individuals.
Frank E. Ferguson Sr., 82, of Hershey, PA died unexpectedly in Scranton, PA on May 24 2015.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Murray) Ferguson and was a 1950 graduate of St. Paul's High School. He had attended his 65th class reunion on the day he died. Frank graduated from The University of Scranton and did graduate work at Columbia University, NY. He served in the US Army as a Master Sergeant in Korea for 3 years.
Frank retired from the PA Turnpike Commission, having worked 25 yrs. as a systems analyst. One of his proudest accomplishments was establishing the Area M Special Olympics swim team at the Cocoa Avenue Plaza in Hershey, PA. He was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey, serving the homebound. He also coordinated the GED test for OIC for the past 6 years and was a Democrat Committee person in Derry Township and had served on the State Committee.
Surviving are: his wife Marilyn R. (Moran); three sons, Frank (Miki) of Lebanon, OH, Michael (Lindsay) of Bardstown, KY and Kevin (Jennifer) of Hershey, PA; a daughter, Maureen Goodwin, Jupiter, FL; 5 grandchildren, Bridget and Darby Goodwin of Jupiter, FL, Kiara Ferguson of Hershey PA, Mika and Liku Ferguson of Lebanon, OH. Survived also by two sisters, Marie Pedersen of Chantilly, VA, and Carolyn Malinowski of Mantaloking, NJ. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00PM on Monday, June 1st at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA with the Rev. Philip Burger as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm on Sunday May 31st and from 10:30-11:30 on Monday, June 1st at the Hoover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Rt. 422 and Lucy Ave., Hershey, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Special Olympics Area M, P.O. Box 382, Summerdale, PA 17093.
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John C. Kowker, Jr., 58, of Hershey, formerly of Frackville, passed away on May 13, 2015 in the Select Specialty Hospital in Harrisburg.
He was born December 28, 1956 in Pottsville, PA, son of Ida Mae Becker of Frackville and the late John C. Kowker Sr.
John was a graduate of Shenandoah Valley High. He worked at Hershey Foods where he was the Senior Printing Services Operator.
Mr. Kowker was a U.S. Army Veteran and member of the Army Brotherhood of Tankers, Northeast Battalion; a founding member and Hazardous Materials Specialist with the Dauphin County Hazardous Materials Response Team; Honorary Member of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department; Radiological Officer for the Derry Township Emergency Management Agency; Altamont Fire Company in Frackville; Annunciation BVM Church in Frackville and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Hershey.
In addition to his mother, John is survived by; brother, Arthur Kowker of Frackville; three sisters, Diana Riverburg of St. Clair, Sandra Lee Ketterer of Williamstown, Victoria Becker; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, John C. Kowker, Sr.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12 noon in the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Route 422 & Lucy Avenue, Hershey. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment with military honors will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made in John's name to: Hershey Volunteer Fire Co., 21 West Caracas Ave., Hershey, PA 17033
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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