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Joseph J. “Jim” Lowthert, 81 – Served with Pennsylvania State Police for 26 Years

Joseph J. “Jim” Lowthert, 81, of Minersville passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his residence.

Born on June 15, 1939 in Pottsville, he was the son of the late William H. and Berth (Frantz) Lowthert.

He was a graduate of Pottsville High School and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.

Jim retired from the Pennsylvania State Police after 26 years.

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In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Kitty Schafer; brothers, William, Ray, and Clyde Lowthert.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Margaret Ann (Harley) Lowthert; son, James W. Lowthert and his companion Rosie; daughter, Susan L. wife of Robert Wentz, Jr.; grandchildren, Jessica wife of Matthew Paulis, Kirk Gottshall husband of Nicole; step granddaughter, Kaylei Wentz. He was also survived by three great grandsons, Wyatt, Jackson, and Brooks; sister, Mary Young; nieces and nephews.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit to leave a condolence for the Lowthert family.

In lieu of memorial contributions, honor Jim’s wishes by enjoying life and spending time with your loved ones.

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