John A. Mowder, age 88, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away peacefully November 12, 2015. Attended a one-room schoolhouse in Alledonia, Ohio; graduated from Beallsville High School, Muskingum College, and received a Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University. U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Retired from Westerville City Schools as an administrator. A 50-plus year member of the Church of the Messiah United Methodist and member of Westerville Rotary Club with 54 years of perfect attendance. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna Jean; daughters Jane Mowder of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Susan Mowder of Chicago, IL. Preceded in death by son Mark. Visitation held November 16 at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville. Funeral service held November 17 at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 North State Street, Westerville, with Reverend Jim Wilson officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.
[The Columbus Dispatch, November 14-15, 2015.]