Murray R. “Dick” Lownes

Murray R. “Dick” Lownes

Murray R. “Dick” Lownes, 73, Jersey Shore, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born Dec. 25, 1946 in Philadelphia, he was a son to the late Samuel Lownes and the former Eleanor Murray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Lownes on April 18, 2018.

Dick honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Williamsport L-3 Corporation after many years of service.

He was a member of the Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and attended Saint Joseph College in Philadelphia.

Surviving are two sons, Christopher M. (Traci) Lownes of South Williamsport and Joseph M. Lownes of Jersey Shore; five grandchildren, Cassie, Andrew, Tessa, Dylan and Ryan; and a sister, Carol Swisher of Elverson, Pa.

Visitation hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening, Feb. 27, 2020 at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. A Prayer Vigil Service will be held at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Welker Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport, Pa. 17702. Immediately following Mass, full military honors will be conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.