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1936 John 2022

John Raymond Mowatt, Jr.

March 31, 1936 — August 4, 2022

John “Jack” Mowatt Jr. of Odenton, MD

Jack passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Thursday August 4, 2022.

Jack was born in Washington DC to Edna & John R. Mowatt Sr., and grew up in Bladensburg, MD where he graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1954 and was a volunteer firefighter at Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Station.  He went on to retire as a Program Analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration.  Jack enjoyed cooking and baking for anyone who would eat. He was faithful to his church, Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church.   Jack’s accomplishments and contributions are numerous, he had been involved in the ASA since 1968, beginning as an umpire and eventually becoming Vice President of the Greater Washington Softball Umpires’ Association.  In 1983 he was named Washington D.C. Commissioner and continued in that position for a number of years and served on numerous ASA committees and was awarded the National Award of Excellence and the Tom Mason Award.  A regular at the National Office in Oklahoma City, Jack spent a generous amount of time helping where needed with various National Office events throughout the years.  Jack was instrumental in forcing Prince Georges County to comply with Title IX to repair and maintain the softball fields within the county.  He was also heavily involved with the IAFF MD tournament, some even referred to him as Mr. Softball.

Jack is survived by his companion and love of his life Joyce Sours, his sister Maureen Owens (Thomas) and his children John R. Mowatt III (Linda), Debbie Mowatt, Kevin Mowatt (Tina) and James Mowatt.  He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Service to be held Friday August 12 at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church at 11:00 am.  1070 Cecil Avenue, Millersville, MD 21108



In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy
to consider making a donation to one of the following:

Our Lady Of The Fields Roman Catholic Church

The Special Olympics Oklahoma Softball

Fraternal Order of police Lodge #89

Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Foundations, Inc
3060 Mitchellville Rd, Suite 217
Bowie, MD 20716
Memo: Colea Benevolent Fund in Honor of Jack Mowatt

The Rosary will begin at 10:40am at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church.  All Services will be Live Streamed via YouTube on Our Lady of the Fields website.


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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church

1070 Cecil Ave S, Millersville, MD 21108

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1070 Cecil Ave S, Millersville, MD 21108

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