Sylvester Dowling

February 14, 1930May 2, 2014
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Sylvester Dowling of Whiting, New Jersey entered into eternal rest on May 2, 2014. Sylvester was born on February 14, 1930 in New York to James Dowling and Emma Brown. Sylvester served in the United States Navy. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 6, 2014 from 2-5:00pm and 7-9:00pm. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday May 7, 2014 10:00am at Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery located in Calverton New York. Arrangements under the direction of David Funeral Home, Astoria, NY.


  • Committal Service Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sylvester Dowling

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Walter Terry

December 29, 2014

My condolances to Sylvesters family. I was a shipmate of Sylvesters when he was on the USS TARAWA CV-40. Looking over the photos, I am sitting next to him in 1951 in Cannes France. I remember him as a very nice guy and great ship mate.

Dorothy & Dennis Borowsky

May 7, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Your Grandmother, Emma & my mother, Florence were sisters & I remember visiting with your parents in Astoria. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts & prayers - your Cousins, Dorothy & Dennis Borowsky

Joan Franklin

May 7, 2014

Kevin my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful family photos - just beautiful! God Bless. Joanie and Tommy Franklin ( Joanie Conroy Franklin)

Patti Singer

May 7, 2014

Kevin, you and your family are in my prayers as you mourn the loss of your father. You have my deepest sympathies. May God comfort you and may your dad rest in peace.

Lisa Walker

May 6, 2014

Kevin, Tom and the whole Dowling family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of dad. May he rest in eternal peace and may you keep him in your hearts for eternity

Susan McWalters

May 6, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I remember both of your parents well. I am his cousin, Susan, Aunt Dottie's daughter. Thank you for sharing the photos. Rest in Peace Sonny.

Brad Kaufman

May 6, 2014

Hi Tom,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for the great pictures here.

Scott Barnett

May 6, 2014

Rest in peace uncle Sonny, love the hockey pictures ! Go rangers !

Keith Barnett

May 6, 2014

Rest in Peace
Uncle Sonny

Debra Monte

May 6, 2014

Thank you for sharing your family photos and the memories of your dad, who was your idol. May he rest in eternal peace.