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Ernestine (Pinnock) MowryJune 10, 1931 ~ June 4, 2017 (age 85)
Ernestine (Pinnock) Mowry, age 85, Bloomsburg, died at 2:25 a. m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Geisinger Bloomsburg Health Care Center following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Scranton on June 10, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Ernest M. and Cora Lee (Severance) Pinnock. Her early life was spent in Meshoppen, where she was a 1949 graduate of Meshoppen High School. She received her R. N. degree from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing on October 16, 1952.
In high school, Ernestine was captain of the championship basketball team, was chosen to represent her school in the PA State Chorus and played trumpet in the orchestra. It was there that she met her loving and devoted future husband, Paul J. Mowry, of South Auburn. They were married on October 31, 1952 and observed their 64th wedding anniversary in 2016.
Ernestine was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomsburg, for 58 years and also was a member of the Susquehanna Squares (square dancers). She volunteered for American Red Cross blood drives and assisted with delivering meals on wheels.
She and her husband traveled extensively, visiting many places including Alaska, Hawaii, Canadian Rockies, Branson, Mo., the USA from East to West; and a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and the Jordan River. In addition to traveling, Ernestine loved spending time with her family and friends and playing cards.
After working as a nurse in obstetrics at Bloomsburg Hospital for a number of years, she joined Dr. Robert W. Meldrum; Dr. D. Ernest Witt; Dr. Charles B. Yost; and Dr. Donald Remaly, in their medical office where she worked for 17 years, retiring in 1991.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband, Paul J. Mowry and four children: Sharon Mowry Altland, wife of Joel R. , Mt. Wolfe; Paula Mowry Cragg, wife of Howard H., Pittsford, N.Y.; Gerald Rex Mowry, and his wife Elizabeth Q., Clarence, N.Y.; Vicki Mowry Vottero, wife of Michael J., Sinking Spring; nine grandchildren: Meredith Altland; Andrew Altland; Stephen Cragg; Kathryn Cragg Rymer; Jason Vottero; Dominic Vottero; Alexander Vottero; Victor Vottero; Emma Mowry; and a brother, Robert S. Pinnock, and his wife Alice, Elizabethtown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Lorraine Keeney and a brother in law, Harry Keeney.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. Interment will be made in Jersey Hill Cemetery, South Auburn, Susquehanna County on Friday at 11:30 a. m.
Viewing will be on Wednesday from 6-8 p. m. and on Thursday from 1-2 p. m.