Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Mary Scranton

December 28, 2015

Harrisburg, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf has ordered Commonwealth flags at commonwealth facilities statewide to fly at half-staff to honor former First Lady of Pennsylvania Mary Scranton.

“Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to the entire Scranton family on the passing of their mother and grandmother, Mary.  The Scrantons dedicated their lives to service of Pennsylvania and the nation. We thank Mary for her contributions to the commonwealth and wish her family the best during this difficult time.”

Mary Chamberlin Lowe Scranton, 97, was the wife of William Warren Scranton, Pennsylvania’s 38th governor. She worked with the Army Air Force Intelligence Service during World War II, led various Scranton community organizations to improve the city’s housing market and serve children with autism and behavioral problems, and later chaired the governing board of California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion lab, where she advocated for funding for space exploration.

Flags shall be lowered to half-staff effectively immediately and remain lowered until sunset on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute to Mary Scranton.

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