The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

August 31, 2013

John H. Trawitz Sr., 92, Lewisburg

The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — John H. Trawitz Sr., 92, of Elmcroft of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 29, 2013, at the Evangelical Community Hospital.

A native of Milton, John was born June 25, 1921, a son of the late Charles O. and F. Catherine (Snyder) Trawitz. He was married to the former Helen B. Comfort, who preceded him in death Dec. 9, 2003.

He was a veteran of World War II serving with the


Early in life, he was a milkman, then was employed for many years by the ACF, Milton, and later started his own business of making sheepskin products for 43 years. He was a farmer with 400 head of sheep. He was a regular vendor at the Lewisburg Farmer’s Auction on Wednesdays for many years.

John enjoyed reading and was supplied with books from many outside sources. He enjoyed reading about past wars.

He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Milton; he enjoyed working with people and making them smile.

He attended many craft shows and other venues with his sheepskin products.

He is survived by the following children and their spouses: John and Sue Trawitz, of Indiana, Tom Trawitz, of Middleburg, Polly Trawitz, of Mifflinburg, Jeff Trawitz, of North Carolina, Terry and Robin Trawitz, of Selinsgrove, David and Bobbi Trawitz, of Selinsgrove, Matthew Trawitz, of Kreamer, and Betty Edge, of South Carolina; one sister, Jean Engleman, of Milton; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, TeeJay R. Trawitz on Aug. 20, 2001; three sisters, Sarah Guyer, Olive Godfrey and Ida Hassenplug; and four brothers, William R., Charles, Martin and Howard Trawitz.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg.