Barry L. Sowers
YORK – Barry L. Sowers, 70, entered into rest on Saturday, May 8, 2021. He was the loving husband of Melinda "Mindy" A. (Moritz) Sowers. The couple celebrated 40 years of marriage on December 13, 2020.
Born August 12, 1950 in York, Barry was the son of Pauline D. “Pete” (Bortner) Sowers of York and the late Charles J. “Jake” Sowers.
He graduated from Dover Area High School in 1968 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He retired in June of 2019 following 50 years of service as an expediter for Glen-Gery Corporation.
Barry was a very active member of Union Fire & Hose Co. #1 in Dover where he had 55 years of service, including service as an EMT and fireman, as well as fundraising.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and followed the career of Cale Yarborough.
In addition to his wife and mother, Barry is survived by his son, Matthew A. Sowers of Hershey.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Barry’s graveside service at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Salem Union Cemetery, 2705 W. Canal Rd., Dover where veteran’s honors will be presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Officiating will be the Rev. Bonnie Whittier, pastor of Grace U.C.C. in Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Fire & Hose Co. #1, 30 E. Canal St., Dover, PA 17315; or the American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
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Union Fire & Hose Co. #1
30 E. Canal St., Dover PA 17315
American Heart Association
4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg PA 17112