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Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY

OBITUARY

Edward M. Dower Sr.

January 27, 1933August 6, 2019
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Edward M. Dower, Sr., 86, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta. He was born January 27, 1933 in Troy, NY the son of the late Maurice and Margaret (Riley) Dower. Ed attended Our Lady of Angels Elementary School and Christian Brothers Academy High School in Green Island, NY. Upon graduating high school he attended Siena College for a year before entering the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in July, 1951 on a congressional appointment. Upon graduation re received a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as an Ensign in the Navy. He was honorably discharged July 6, 1957. Following active duty, Ed began work for the Delaware & Hudson Railroad as a Building and Bridges Engineer, after years of hard work he retired in 1996. Ed enjoyed gardening and landscaping; spending time with friends and family; playing pranks and joking around with everyone. He was an avid puzzle solver and Sudoku enthusiast. He was a former member of the 6th Ward Athletic Club and the BPOE (Eagles Club). Ed is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (Pitts) Dower; daughter, Michele Dower and husband, Jeff Scheer and their son, Austin Scheer; son, Edward Dower, Jr. and wife, Lori Dower and their daughters, Haley and Delaney and son, Nicholas Dower; daughter, Bridget McNalley and her husband, Daniel R. McNally and their daughters, Ashley and Shannon and son, Daniel E. McNally. He was predeceased by his brother, Maurice “Monnie” M. Dower; brother-in-law, Wyman “Cookie” Osterhout; and sister-in-law, Flora S. Pitts. Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10 AM, also at the funeral home with Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity close to your heart. To leave a condolence for the family online, visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.

Services

  • Calling Hours Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019

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Cheryl Hathaway

August 7, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Dower's passing. My heart goes out to the entire Dower family at this difficult time. Sending love and prayers. Rest in Peace Mr. Dower.

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