Donald “Don” Hower

September 17, 2021
Donald “Don” Hower

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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 20, 2021
    Tricia Dunay says:
    Dear Doris I am so sad for you and your family. I pray your happy memories will help erase the sorrow. My deepest sympathies. Tricia Dunay

  • September 21, 2021
    Terr Rutherford & Family says:
    Doris and family we are sending you lots of love and Prayers! I have a image of Don and mama walking thru them Pearly Gates hand in hand! We are here for you if we can help in any way! Love you bunches!!

  • September 21, 2021
    Kyle lit a candle:
    Lit since September 21, 2021 at 9:53:37 PM

  • September 22, 2021
    Joby says:
    A good man

  • September 22, 2021
    Joby says:
    Don was a good man, a sweet man, he had a lot of tolerance especially for me and Boris. My favorite memory, other than how he taught me how to cook spaghetti was when we went down to the William & Mary Bike sale. He was going to get the best deal he could. Before that I just thought he was sweet on Doris, but that day he showed me had an agenda, and I guess that’s what impresses me. He was a good man, and a man in every sense of the word