Douglas A. Gowell, 52, of Methuen, MA, beloved husband and father, died unexpectedly Tuesday (September 11, 2001) as a result of the New York World Trade Center plane crash and disaster. Born in Fitchburg, MA, Mr. Gowell graduated from Lowell Institute of Technology. He worked at developing cutting edge technology for the past 2 1/2 years at Avid Technologies in Tewksbury, MA as Director of New Market Development. Douglas also worked for other technology companies including Augment Systems, Inc. of Westford, MA, Polaroid Corporation, Waltham, MA and IMAGITEX, Inc., Nashua, NH. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Smith); his son, Michael and daughter, Jessica of Methuen, MA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Denise Gowell of Santa Ana, CA, David and Dorothy Gowell of Newington; and a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and David Stone of Milwaukee, WI; his half-brother, Wayne Gowell of Gardner, MA; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws also survive him. Mr. Gowell possessed a genuine curiosity and interest in a wide variety of leisure time activities and hobbies. Foremost was his love for all types of music, followed by his desire to investigate, use and understand many forms of technology. Arrangements, Calling hours are Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at Kenneth R. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen, MA followed by a Memorial Mass at 2 p.m. at St. Lucy Church, 245 Merrimac Street, Methuen, MA. Friends may also call at the home of David and Dorothy Gowell, 60 Pfister Drive, Newington, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01710 or the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 841003, Boston, MA 02125.
Paid Notice published in THE HARTFORD COURANT on 9/15/2001.