Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
644 E Grand Ave
Tower City, PA 17980
(717) 647-2741
More Obituaries for Russel Lower
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

Russel G. Lower Jr.

1948 - 2021
Russel G. Lower Jr. Obituary

Russel G. Lower Jr., 72, of Tower City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at UPMC-Pinnacle, Harrisburg, after a courageous fight against COVID-19.

Born July 8, 1948, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Russel Sr. and Lillian Johs Lower.

Russ was a 1966 graduate of Williams Valley High School. He was an Air Force veteran. He retired as a chief master sergeant with Pennsylvania Air National Guard and was employed for 36 years as a technician for Pennsylvania Air National Guard. After retiring, he worked for 10 years in the administrative office for Pennsylvania Air National Air Guard, all based out of the headquarters at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville.

He was a member of Williamstown United Methodist Church, a life member of Liberty Hose Company No. 1, Williamstown; a life member of Dauphin County Fireman's Association; a life member of Williamstown American Legion Post 239 and its former military band; a member of West End Fire Company. He also participated with Williams Valley Alumni Band and was formerly active with Williams Valley Marching Band Boosters.

Russ was very community minded; he was instrumental in forming the Porter-Tower Girls' Softball Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter, Laila, the apple of his eye. He was a fan of the Eagles, Phillies, Penn State and Williams Valley sports. Russ took great pride in his home, and always looked forward to decorating for every holiday.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Brenda Girton Lower; two daughters, Lauren Shutt and her husband, Larry, of Orwin, and Heather Zerembo and her husband, Robert, of Tower City; one granddaughter, Laila Shutt.

A public walk-through viewing following all CDC guidelines will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Chapel of Dimon Funeral Home Inc., Tower City. Russ will be laid to rest privately with military honors in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Russ' name should be made to West End Fire Company, 326 Rear, W. Grand Ave., Tower City, PA 17980, or Williamstown United Methodist Church, 150 East St., Williamstown, PA 17098. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.

Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2021
Read More
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.
Inform family & friends of Russel's passing.
Planning Guide
Planning ahead makes a big difference. Get Legacy's free funeral guide and know your advance options.