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John Towsey during his service in the US Military (1962-65). (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/7/13 - Image Year: 1964

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John W. Towsey, 78, of Port Royal, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 in Tuscarora in the home where he was born.

Born Jan. 30, 1945, in Turbett Township, he was a son of the late Herman “Jack” W. and Noreen (Fuller) Towsey.

He is survived by his wife, Gerri Kay (Wirt) Towsey, whom he married May 7, 1966, two sons, John R. Towsey and Douglas C. Towsey and wife, Rachel, one grandson, Justin Towsey, and one brother Donald J. Towsey and wife, Nancy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Herman C. Towsey.

John was a veteran of the Unted States Army, serving from 1962 to 1965.

He retired from the United States Postal Service.

He was a member of Port Royal Lutheran Church and a past commander and member of American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.

He enjoyed racing and gardening.

His service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Sam Leister officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Royal Ambulance, 316 Milford St., Port Royal, PA 17082 or the Juniata Co. Veterans Council, PO Box 1, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is assisting the family with the cremation arrangements. Condolences may be left at

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Contributed by ray on 2/7/13 - Image Year: 1962
TVHS - CLASS of 1962 - Front Row (L-R): Betty Miller, Doris Kepner, Bonnie Milliken, Vera Settlemyer, Mary Martha Gilson, Linda Benner, Paulette Brouse; Middle Row: Samuel Shearer, Susan Wert, Judy Bryner, Thelma Naylor, Gladys Palm, Sandra Longenecker, William Stouffer; Back Row: John Towsey, Donald Swartz, Mark Book, Earl Hockenberry, William Goodman, Samuel Bashore, Robert Bergstresser, Harry Welshonse.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/29/23 - Image Year: 2012
2012 REUNION for TVHS CLASS of 1962: (L-R): John "Willard" Towsey, Vera Settlemyer Barker, Paulette Brouse Kepner, Thelma "Tink" Naylor Horning, Bonnie Milliken Snodgrass, Betty Miller McCoy and Susan Wert Vogt. (Photo submitted by Susan Wert Vogt) (Reunion was held on Port Royal Bicentennial Weekend, September 28, 2012)

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