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Friday, August 23, 2013

Earl S. McDowell, 85, of North St. Roulette,PA

Earl S. McDowell, 85, of North St. Roulette,PA passed away Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2013), in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born August 1, 1928, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Earl S. and Mae Boyer McDowell. On Jun. 12, 1954, in Roulette, he married Barbara J. Barr, who survives. They were married 59 years.

Mr. McDowell was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of, 1946.
Earl was employed with Ball-Incon, Port Allegany, retiring in 1990, after 30 years of service.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the US Army.

Earl was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, where he was a former Church trustee. He was also a life member of the Roulette Fire Department, member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460, Port Allegany, and the American Legion Post 192, Coudersport.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Barbara, are two sons, Kevin S. (Donna) McDowell and Steven E. (Beverly) McDowell both of Roulette; two daughters, Cathy J. (Roger) Nelson and Nadine L. (Matthew) Burr both of Port Allegany; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lewellyn H. “Pick” McDowell, and a sister, Othella Mae McDowell.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 Sunday (Aug. 25, 2013) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Aug. 26, 2013) with Rev. Donald Busch, pastor of the Riverside Methodist Church and Rev. H.D. Youngblood, Jr., co-officiating. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.

A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard, immediately following the funeral service.

Memorials can be made to the Riverside Methodist Church or the Roulette Ambulance.

Condolences can be made to: Barbara J. McDowell
2 North St.
Roulette, PA 16746

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

What a great man. He will be sadly missed by many people. At rest now and happy in Heaven, I'm sure.