Dianne Dowler, 66, of Meadville, formerly of Burgetstown, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 9, 2014, in Meadville Medical Center.
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She was born December 6, 1947, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Emil D. and Margaret Michalka Lounder.
Mrs. Dowler was a retired elementary school teacher for Crawford Central School District in Meadville.
She attended both St. Agatha and St. Bridgette churches in Meadville and taught CCD for St. Bridgette.
Mrs. Dowler was a member of Cenacle Prayer Group in Meadville.
She loved spending time with family, however, her grandchildren were the lights of her life.
In September 1969, she married Lee Dowler, who survives.
Also surviving are her children, Jennifer (Frank ) Patinella of Baltimore, Md., and Benjamin (Patricia) Dowler of Scott Township; four grandchildren, Paula Silva Dowler, Lukas Silva Dowler, Maria Fernanda Silva Dowler and Nathaniel Augustine Patinella; and a brother, Donald (Debbie) Lounder of Burgettstown.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Burgettstown, with the Rev. George Moneck, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
For further information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com.
Taucher Funeral Home
23 Erie Mine Rd
Burgettstown, PA 15021
Published in Observer-Reporter on Aug. 11, 2014