Earl Wasson Gowdy

Earl Wasson Gowdy

Birth
Saybrook, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Sep 2002 (aged 84)
Fowler, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Burial Fowler, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 126063392 · View Source
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Earl Wasson Gowdy, 83, of Fowler, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, at his home.

He was born July 5, 1918, in Cherry Valley, the son of Wasson and Carrie Robinson Gowdy.

An area resident for 45 years, Mr. Gowdy, was employed by Republic Steel Corp. as a general foreman, retiring in 1980 after working 33 years.

Mr. Gowdy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, assigned to the USS Brooklyn. He was a Pearl Harbor veteran, and participated in the invasion of Italy, helped naval support on Utah Beach on D-Day and was a member of the USS SC-1044 Task Force 85.

He graduated from Rock Creek High School in 1938. He was a member of Fowler United Methodist Church, and was a 32nd degree Mason, having been active for 50 years as a Mason. Mr. Gowdy enjoyed farming, fishing, reading, sports, and spending time with his dog, Tyson.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Anita Burgermyer Gowdy, whom he married Oct. 25, 1947; a son, Earl Ray Gowdy of Fowler; three daughters Cheryl (James) Ward of South Euclid, Barbara (Tom) Carr and Nanette (David) Leidich, both of Fowler; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son David Gowdy; two sisters, Wasetta Stevenson and Aleta Trimble; and one brother, Paul Gowdy.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shafer-Winans & Lamer Funeral Home in Cortland, where there will be a Masonic service at 5:45 p.m. Interment will be in Dugan Cemetery in Fowler Township.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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  • Created by: Linda Bunch
  • Added: 8 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126063392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Wasson Gowdy (5 Jul 1918–28 Sep 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126063392, citing Dugan Cemetery, Fowler, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Linda Bunch (contributor 47426828) .