ROULETTE - Earl S. McDowell Jr., 85, of North Street, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2013) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born Aug. 1, 1928, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Earl S. and Mae Boyer McDowell. On June 12, 1954, in Roulette, he married Barbara J. Barr, who survives. They were married 59 years.
Mr. McDowell was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1946.
Earl was employed with Ball-Incon, Port Allegany, retiring in 1990 after 30 years of service.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army.
Earl was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, where he was a former church trustee. He was also a life member of the Roulette Fire Department, and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 460, Port Allegany; and the American Legion Post 192, Coudersport.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Barbara, are two sons, Kevin S. (Donna) McDowell and Steven E. (Beverly) McDowell, both of Roulette; two daughters, Cathy J. (Roger) Nelson and Nadine L. (Matthew) Burr, both of Port Allegany; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lewellyn H. "Pick" McDowell; and a sister, Othella Mae McDowell.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Donald Busch, pastor of the Riverside Methodist Church, and the Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr. co-officiating. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard immediately following the funeral service.
Memorials can be made to the Riverside Methodist Church or the Roulette Ambulance.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 22 to Aug. 30, 2013