August 15, 2018

John J. Harrow Jr.

Died Aug. 15, 2017


John Jepthah Harrow Jr., 72, of Pinconning, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at his home where he was raised with his loving family by his side.

He was born Oct. 31, 1944, in Pinconning to the late John and Mae (Booth) Harrow Sr. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he was an airplane mechanic from 1963-1967. He married the love of his life, Sandra Pomerville, on May 11, 1969, in Plymouth. John was the owner of J & L Auto for many years in Pinconning. He was very active in the Arenac VFW Post 3724, district, state and national VFW. He felt his greatest personal accomplishment was serving as state commander for the VFW in 1988-1989. He also served as national aide de camp and the national chief of staff and many other capacities within the VFW.

Surviving besides his wife of 48 years are their children, Roberta Harrow and John III (Angela) Harrow. He was blessed with three granddaughters, Hannah, Emily and Maria, all of whom called him “Papa”; his brothers, Alan (Doug) Harrow, Jerry (Leona) Harrow, Carl (Elaine) Harrow, brothers- and sisters-in-law, Wayne (Gerry) Carruthers, Nancy Harrow, Jean Harrow, Tom Pomerville, and Elaine and Vincent Christie; and many nieces and nephews, of whom he was very fond.

He was predeceased in death by his brothers, Bill and Hubert Harrow; sister-in-law, Darlene

Harrow; and his in-laws, Edward and Anne Pomerville.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all his close friends, especially Jerry Skuta, Randy Huovinen, Bill Daniels and Don Hartwick for the compassion given to John, whether it was rides to his chemo appointments or others bringing over a meal or just the support he and his family received.

Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. James Carlson and Deacon Gary Patelski presiding with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery with military funeral honors. Friends called at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. On Monday, John lay in state at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service.


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