Richard E. Clower, 79, of Fairfield, died Sunday evening, Oct. 4, 2020, at the York Hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1940, in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of the late William and Helen (Jordan) Clower. He was the husband of Brenda (DelGiorno) Clower, of Fairfield, to whom he was married for 54 years.

Mr. Clower was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as a captain in the 1041st Ranger Division. He was a graduate of Gettysburg College. He worked as a security specialist for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Richard, also called Pop Pop, Daddy, R.E. and Chief, loved spending time with his family and especially with his dog Philly and watching the Philadelphia Eagles.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his three children, Michael Clower of Mechanicsville, Md., Mark Clower and his wife BJ of Fairfield, and LeeAnne Ayers and her husband Rex of Waldorf, Md.; six grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Leslie, Tony, Krista and Jacob; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Clower.

Funeral services, being handled by the Monahan Funeral Home, will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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