Donald “Don” Hower

September 17, 2021
Donald “Don” Hower

Donald “Don” Hower, 73, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021 in Williamsburg Va.

Born in Mt. Union Pennsylvania. His love for cooking started very early as did his entrepreneurial spirit when he owned and operated a pizza/sub shop. At 19 he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Langley Air Force Base. It was there he met and married the love of his life Doris. After 22 years in the Air Force he semi-retired and worked for Riverside Heath Systems for another 15 years. His love of cooking continued later in life when he and Doris opened up a Bed and Breakfast. He always enjoyed preparing a delicious breakfast for the guests to start their day.

He is survived by his loving wife Doris, a sister in law Kitty Hudgins, brother in law Wayne Fretwell, all of Williamsburg, VA; a brother Fred Hower and wife Nancy of Wrightsville, PA; sisters Pat Bunger from Edgewood, Maryland; Nancy Fackler and husband Eddie of Mt. Joy, PA; nieces Kimberly Brandt and her husband Darryl of Conestoga, PA; Pam Cooper and husband Jeff from Elizabethtown, PA; Kimberly Fretwell of Valrico, FL; Mary “Sissy” Hayes and her partner Jonathan McLaughlin of Lynchburg, Va; nephews Clyde Thomas “Bunji” Fretwell III and wife Christina of Brandon, FL; Scott and Deb Hower of York, PA; His beloved doggies Maggie and Lulu.

He was a beloved husband, brother, brother in law and Uncle.
He will forever be missed by all of us.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 5PM to 6PM with service to follow at Bucktrout Funeral Home. The family asks that all who attend wear a mask.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • September 19, 2021
    Joanne Ross says:
    I'll always remember Don as the ultimate nice guy

  • September 19, 2021
    Nan Polas says:
    Don was the ultimate host and friend. We enjoyed his company and his sense of humor. His cooking skills were superb. Don & Doris were the perfect team. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • September 19, 2021
    Sherry Barbour says:
    He also had a sister Delores Ember deceased and 3 necessary Sherry, Suzanne and Robin and a nephew Frank.

  • September 19, 2021
    Sherry Barbour says:
    Uncle Don also had a sister Delores Ember. He had 3 necessary Sherry Barbour, Robin Swope and Suzanne Keefer and a nephew Frank Ember. He was a regular at the house.

  • September 20, 2021
    Dianna Fretwell lit a candle:
    Lit since September 20, 2021 at 9:58:36 AM