Delores Grace Gowing


Delores Grace Gowing (1939-2022), 82, formerly of Pocono Lake, and lately of Duncannon and Catawissa, passed away May 3, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by her loving children after a valiant fight.

Born in Carbondale on Aug. 30, 1939, to the late Edwin and Mae (Mellin) Gowing. Delores is preceded by her parents; brothers, Edwin (Ted) Gowing and Russell Scott; sister, Karen Boulio; stepfather, Edwin Scott; and longtime companion, Thomas Vogrin.

Delores was a single mother who raised four children while also obtaining a bachelor’s degree in accounting, graduating from the University of Scranton the same year as her youngest daughter, and going on to achieve a master’s degree from Marywood University. She retired from Allied Services after many years.

Delores lived a life full of adventure and loved to travel, enjoying many cross-country trips with children and grandchildren and visiting New Zealand, England and Wales, where she connected with long-lost family members.

Among her greatest joys were spending time with her grandchildren, some of whom accompanied her to her son’s Hill Climb races as “pitcrew,” and in hiking almost all of the Pennsylvania section of the Appalachian Trail, and many beach and Disney vacations.

She is survived by a brother, Phillip Scott, Rochester, NY; daughter, Cherryl Cerra, and grandchildren, Chris, Sara, Lane, Jordan, Miles, Maura and Lily, Scranton; daughter, Jean Comcowich and partner, Juerg Abplanalp, Duncannon, and grandchildren, Machelle and Kyle; daughter, Melissa Chase, York, and granddaughters, Sonia and Nadine; son, Kenneth and wife, Ann Comcowich, Moosic, and grandchildren, Jason, Tanya, Molly and Grace; also 15 great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, and especially beloved cousin, Darlene Edwards.

Per Delores’ wishes, services will be private with interment Wednesday in Jermyn Cemetery.

In lieu of traditional remembrances, donations may be made to SPCA, American Cancer Association, or to the charity of one’s choice.