Mary E. Harer

Mary E. Harer

Mary E. Harer, 95, formerly of Isabella St., Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Leighton Place.

Mary was born on Sept. 24, 1923, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Blee) Crossley.

She was a graduate of the former St. Joseph High School and an active member at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, where she was a eucharistic minister. Mary also was a member of the Holy Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Our Lady of Victory and she volunteered at Bingo. One of her favorite pastimes was playing Bingo at St. Joseph the Worker and later at Leighton Place.

Mary had been employed as a bookkeeper and handling secretarial duties at Northern Central Bank, The Grit and Valley Farms.

Her first husband, John S. Bower, passed away on Sept. 11, 1960, and husband Truman Harer died on Jan. 30, 1985.

Surviving are: a son, Frank (Maryellen) Bower, of Williamsport; grandson, John M. (Jennifer) Bower, of Lebanon; great-grandchildren, Johnathon Bower and Jenna Bower; and many cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Crouse Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, at St. Joseph the Worker, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

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