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John Joel Messer

Jan 20, 2015

John Joel Messer, 49, of Muncy, passed on Jan. 5, 2015, at the home of John’s brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Carrie Messer in Dillsburg. John received excellent care from Celtic Hospice and Home Instead from November until passing.

John was preceded in death by his older brother, Mark Messer. He is survived by his grandmother, Irene Peterson, of Davenport, Iowa; parents, Donna and Terrill Messer, of Fayettville, Pa.; older brother, Paul and his wife, Carrie, of Dillsburg, Pa.; nephew, Sean Basdavanos and his wife, Allie of Long Beach, N.Y.; nephew, Joel Messer and his wife, Katie, of Odenton, Md.; niece, Kayla Lowrie and her husband, Craig, of Lebanon, Pa.; niece Kaitlyn Messer, of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; and great-nieces, Lilian Messer and Alexamarie Lowrie.

John was employed as a professor at Penn College of Technology in Williamsport. Heartfelt condolences to the Messer family and John’s many friends and supporters. How so very fortunate we all are to have had John in our lives. What an unbelievably beautiful human being. Kindhearted, caring, understanding and as good natured as they come, he was as good a friend, son and brother as anyone could ever hope to have. Rarely do people touch so many people’s lives so deeply but John did in the most meaningful ways. John’s spirit will live on in all of us. Rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Geisinger Health System Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, Attn: Laura Fernia, 100 N. Academy Ave., MC 25-76, Danville, PA 17822-2576 or to the John J. Messer Scholarship at Penn College of Technology, One College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Submitted by family.