John Stephen Halow (1942 - 2019)

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Service Information
Behm Funeral Home, Inc.
182 W High St
Waynesburg, PA
15370
(724)-627-3155
Visitation
Thursday, Jul. 4, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Behm Funeral Home, Inc.
182 W High St
Waynesburg, PA 15370
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Service
Friday, Jul. 5, 2019
10:00 AM
Behm Funeral Home, Inc.
182 W High St
Waynesburg, PA 15370
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Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, Jul. 5, 2019
10:30 AM
St. Ann Roman Catholic Church
Waynesburg, PA
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Obituary

John Stephen "Jack" Halow, 76, of Garards Fort, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

He was born September 1, 1942, in Johnstown, a son of the late John D. and Helen Weber Halow.

Jack graduated from Penn State and went on to get his doctorate in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech. He worked as a researcher at Exxon and then for more than 25 years at the Department of Energy at the National Energy Technology Lab in Morgantown.

Jack had many interests and talents. Those included astronomy, pottery, painting, gardening, fishing, rock tumbling, computer programming, blacksmithing, researching local history, winemaking and spending time with his children and grandchildren, to name just a few.

When he retired in his early 60s, Jack and his wife, Maria, moved to an old farmhouse in Garards Fort. He planted apples, blueberries and grapes. He also spent time restoring the farmhouse, working on the farm and enjoying hobbies old and new.

His love of science and research continued into retirement. In his later years, he collaborated with other scientists, was an adjunct professor of physical chemistry at Waynesburg University and was a consultant and researcher for Separation Design LLC.

He is survived by Maria Sanders Halow, whom he married June 13, 1964.

Also surviving are four children, Jocelyne (Joe) Patten of McDonald, Jessica Halow (Andy Brucia) of Seattle, Wash., Stephen Halow (Randi Swearingen) of Waynesburg and Alex (Andrea) Halow of Athens, Ga.; three grandchildren, Madeira Halow, Ethan Patten and Jack Halow; and a brother, William Hallow of Annapolis, Md.

Deceased are five siblings, Sylvester Ritchey, Raymond Ritchey, Ruth Ritchey, Grace Summerville and Elizabeth Pisarski.

Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday in Behm Funeral Home, 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Waynesburg, with Father Albin McGinnis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Waynesburg, the Humane Society of Greene County or a local humane society.

Condolences may be expressed at www.behmfh.com.






Published in Observer-Reporter from July 2 to July 3, 2019
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