OBITUARY

John Joseph Dowe

April 3, 1936February 1, 2019

John Joseph Dowe of Springfield, Virginia passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born on April 3, 1936, to John Frazier Dowe and Anna Marilla Dowe in Sharon, PA. He was the loving husband of Maxine Dowe for 48 years, devoted father to Bridgette and Kristi, and treasured grandfather to Niya, Lanay, Ciana, Zahria, and Natalya. He was well known throughout the community as a surrogate father and an outgoing gentleman. John was a counselor to many on various aspects of life and loved by all the friends he made over the years. John was a teacher of all things with a simple method; he taught by example. He was strong in body, spirit, and commitment. He was self-made and self-reliant, a man of many skills, and a jack of all trades. John served in the United States Air Force and retired as a Hearings Officer from the Federal Government. Simultaneously, he acquired a license as a general contractor to build his family's home. Following his federal retirement, he owned and operated J & M Express Trucking. His pastimes included investing in real estate, volunteering as a youth sports coach, traveling and cruising the world

John's family will welcome family and friends on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Demaine Funeral Home, 5306 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA 22151 starting at 4 pm. Immediately following the gathering, His family will hold a memorial service at 5:30 pm. John will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Services

2 March

Memorial Gathering

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151

2 March

Memorial Service

5:30 pm

Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151

REMEMBERING

John Joseph Dowe

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