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Richard Prowant

1923 - 2015

Richard Prowant 92, of North Front St. Milton, passed away on August 12, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Born in New Columbia on May 28, 1923 he was the son of the late William and Pearl (Sheatler) Prowant.  He was married to the former Frances Wertz who survives.

 

Richard attended Milton High School and served in the Army quartermaster corps during WWII.  He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was in Northern France.  He spent 28 months overseas.  Richard worked for ACF in Milton, Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg and owned Hometown Carpets in Milton with his son.  He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Milton.  He also belonged to the American Legion Post 71, the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1665 and the Good Will Hose Co. all in Milton.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper.  He enjoyed going to the Outer Banks with his family and friends.

 

He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter in law Richard H. and Betty Prowant of Milton, a daughter and son in law Teresa Prowant Garman and Daniel Garman of Williamsport, two brothers John James Prowant of Wellsboro and William Prowant Jr. of Alabama, a grandson Andrew Prowant of Watsontown, two step grandchildren Cherie Brewer of North Carolina and Kelly Fisher of Bath, great grandson Justice Prowant, three step great granddaughters Shannon, Amber, and Allison Hood.

 

Richard was preceded in death by a sister Zelda Witmer.

 

A memorial service will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church, 21 Upper Market St. Milton, on Saturday August 29 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Van Deusen officiating.  Military services will be held in the Christ Episcopal memorial garden.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to either the Wounded Warrior Project,
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to Christ Episcopal Church, 21 Upper Market St., Milton, PA 17847

Condolences

My sincere sympathy to the Prowant Family. Mr Prowant, "Pap", was very kind to my son Greg Shultz, while Greg was employed at Hometown. When he was incarerated in Sunbury for a DUI, Pap went down and picked him up and brought him to work. I visited with Mr. Prowant while he was in Kramm's.

We remember POP with great fondness! We shared many a Christmas meal and vacations in the Outer Banks
He had a great sense of humor and will be missed!

We remember POP with great fondness! We shared many a Christmas meal and vacations in the Outer Banks
He had a great sense of humor and will be missed!

I have so many fond memories of Pop. He truly did have a tremendous sense of humor and never failed to make me smile and laugh when I saw him. He also was one of the "Greatest Generations" from WW II. RIP Pop, and my most heartfelt Condolences to Frannie, Rick, Betty, Andy, Justice, and Pop's entire family.....

Frances, Rick, Teresa and families. Many fond memories starting in your back yard and over at the hose house. Later in life at Rockwell. Loved Dick's humor and his occassional temper . . . which I found to be humorous as well! I'm sorry for your loss.

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