Bloomsburg University Trustee Dr. Joseph Mowad passes away

Dr. Joseph Mowad

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at St. Joseph Church, with his pastor, the Rev. James M. Lease, officiating. Friends may call at St. Hubert Chapel, located within St. Joseph Church, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Bloomsburg University Council of Trustee member Dr. Joseph Mowad of Danville passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Dr. Mowad was appointed to the Council of Trustees in November 1994 serving for more than 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, and daughters, Dr. Christen Mowad and Nicole Mowad-Nasser and their families.

“Dr. Mowad was a deeply respected member of the Council of Trustees serving Bloomsburg University and its students for over two decades,” said BU President Bashar W. Hanna. “I only had the pleasure to work with him for a short time, but in that period I came to realize what a great friend he was to the university community. He was instrumental in the growth of Bloomsburg University and was a strong advocate of public higher education. Our thoughts go out to his wife Josephine and his daughters during this time.”

Dr. Mowad was senior vice president of Geisinger Health System and director emeritus of the urology department at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he had worked since 1968. He earned his medical degree from Creighton Medical School in Omaha after studying at the University of Scranton, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Mowad completed his urological and surgical residency at the University of Maryland.

Additionally, Dr. Mowad was a clinical professor of urology at Jefferson Medical College and had served as department chair and assistant medical director at GMC, as well as assistant to the president of Geisinger Clinic. He also served on the board of directors for many Geisinger entities, including Geisinger Clinic, Marworth, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and GMC.

Dr. Mowad also served as chairman of the Governor's Renal Disease Advisory Committee. In Danville, Dr. Mowad served on the board of directors of the First National Bank and was elected to the Fulton Financial Corporation board of directors. He had also served on the Montour County Recreation Authority and as a member of the advisory board of the Montour County Advisory Board on Drug and Alcohol Problems and the Montour County Child Welfare Services. He also served on the board of directors for Maria Joseph Manor.

In 2008 he was named an Honorary Alumnus of Bloomsburg University by the school’s Alumni Association.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at St. Joseph Church, with his pastor, the Rev. James M. Lease, officiating. Friends may call at St. Hubert Chapel, located within St. Joseph Church, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.