John M. O'Dowd
August 3, 1940 – July 11, 2018
O'Dowd, John M.
It is with great sadness that the family of John M. O'Dowd announces his passing on Wednesday, July 11, at the age of 77. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Sharon, and his children, Chris (Rebecca) and Tim (Tracy). John will also be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, John Timothy, Delaney, and Jack and by his brother, Larry (Joanne).
John was born in Detroit, Michigan, proudly served in the United States Air Force, worked as a sales representative for the Alpha Group for over 30 years, and spent the majority of the rest of his life with his family in Livonia, Michigan.
A Funeral Mass in memory of John will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 beginning promptly at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, 11441 Hubbard, Livonia, MI 48150. A luncheon will follow for all attendees at Plymouth Manor, 345 N Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170. Please indicate if you will be able to attend the luncheon by leaving a message on the website.
St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
John M. O'Dowd
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July 15, 2018
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MY BROTHER AS FEARLESS,KIND,FAMILY MAN AND HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. HE NEVER WAS AFRAID TO TACKLE SOMETHING NEW OR HARD. WE BOTH WORKED IN THE AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS AND HE WAS WELL RESPECTED. THERE WAS ONE STATEMENT I ALWAYS REMEMBER WAS THAT FROM A BUYER WE BOTH KNEW THAT "JOHN WAS HONEST AND A STRAIGHT SHOOTER AND HE ALWAYS TOLD IT LIKE IT WAS, NEVER SUGAR COATING HIS PROBLEM WITH A PART OR IF IT WAS A CUSTOMER PROBLEM, PLUS HE HAD GREAT STORIES TO TELL". AFTER ALL ,OUR LIVES ARE MADE UP OF STORIES.
AS WE GOT OLDER, WE DEVELOPED DIFFERENT VIEWS AS BROTHERS GO, BUT, WE ALWAYS RESPECTED EACH OTHERS ALWAYS AND I KNOW WE NEVER HAD A ARGUMENT ABOUT THEM.
SOMETIMES PEOPLE MEASURE SUCCESS BY WHAT YOU HAVE IN ASSETS,NOT TRUE! JOHN WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL. HE MARRIED A GREAT GAL(SHARON), HE RAISED TWO GREAT SONS WHO LOVED HIM GREATLY. LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO SEE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND TO ENJOY THEM. HE ALWAYS PROVIDED FOR HIS FAMILY. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK OF ANY MAN? HE WAS LOVED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
"JOHN, THANKS FOR BEING MY BROTHER".
July 14, 2018
Frank and Dianne Conklin will be attending the luncheon.