|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1930|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 2009|
Colonel Anthony Joseph Dowd, Jr., USMC, retired, of Gettysburg, died June 26, 2009.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Anthony Joseph and Alice Guerra Dowd.
He was a 1953 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. COL Dowd served in Japan, Hawaii, and Parris Island, S.C. and following his service COL Dowd was employed by the General Electric Company, Gould, Inc., and Westinghouse Corp., retiring in 1994.
COL Dowd was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, MD. He was an avid outdoorsman and traveler.
He was also a member of the Marine Corp League in Gettysburg, the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the Naval Institute in Annapolis, National Rifle Association, Gettysburg VFW, Albert J. Lentz Post 202 American Legion, Gettysburg, the Marine Corps Memorial Association, and the McSherrystown Fish & Game Association.
COL Dowd is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Benko Dowd and, in addition to her, is survived by three children, Anthony J. Dowd, III and wife Cheryl of Newtown, CT; Dr. Timothy Dowd and wife Shannon of Charleston, SC; Megan Dowd Dortenzo with Tom Carey of Bay Village, OH; seven grandchildren, Kate Dortenzo, Matthew Dortenzo, Nathaniel Dowd, Graham Dowd, Emmett Dowd, Max Dowd, and Alex Dowd; and a sister, Patricia Whitman of New York, N.Y.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.
Patricia Benko Dowd (____ - 2013)*
Created by: Just another taphophile
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
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