OBITUARY

John "Jack" Stephen Halow

September 1, 1942June 30, 2019
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John Stephen “Jack” Halow, 76 of Garards Fort, died Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born September 1, 1942 in Johnstown, a son of the late John D. and Helen Weber Halow. Jack graduated from Penn State and went on to get his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He worked as a researcher at Exxon and then for over 25 years at the Department of Energy, at the National Energy Technology Lab in Morgantown, WV. Jack had many interests and talents. Those included astronomy, pottery, painting, gardening, fishing, rock tumbling, computer programming, blacksmithing, researching local history, winemaking, and spending time with his children and grandchildren, to name just a few. When he retired in his early 60's, Jack and his wife Maria moved to an old farmhouse in Garards Fort, PA. He planted apples, blueberries and grapes. He also spent time restoring the farmhouse, working on the farm, and enjoying hobbies old and new. His love of science and research continued into retirement. In his later years, he collaborated with other scientists, was an adjunct professor of Physical Chemistry at Waynesburg University, and was a consultant and researcher for Separation Design LLC. He is survived by Maria Sanders Halow, whom he married on June 13, 1964. Also surviving are four children, Jocelyne (Joe) Patten of McDonald, Jessica Halow (Andy Brucia) of Seattle, WA, Stephen Halow (Randi Swearingen) of Waynesburg, Alex (Andrea) Halow of Athens, GA; three grandchildren, Madeira Halow, Ethan Patten and Jack Halow; a brother, William Hallow of Annapolis, MD. Deceased are five siblings, Sylvester Ritchey, Raymond Ritchey, Ruth Ritchey, Grace Summerville, and Elizabeth Pisarski. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 4th from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Behm Funeral Home, 182 W. High St., Waynesburg, PA 15370, where a Blessing Service will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann RC Church, with Fr. Albin McGinnis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behmfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Waynesburg, PA, the Humane Society of Greene County, or to your local humane society.

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  • St. Ann Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Blessing Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 5, 2019

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Jack with Ruth

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Jack and Larry

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Jack with Ruth

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Jack and Larry

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Jack with his Mom

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