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Darwin Z. "Mac" McDowell

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Darwin Z. "Mac" McDowell

NEWARK: A memorial service for Darwin Z. "Mac" McDowell, age 66, of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Pleasant View United Methodist Church with Pastor Caleb Pitkin officiating. Inurnment will follow at Barnes Cemetery with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military honors.

Darwin passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine, Florida. He was born December 30, 1946 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to the late Wright L. and Clare Burdell (Richcreek) McDowell.

Darwin was a graduate of Licking Valley High School class of 1964. He served his country during Vietnam in the US Army 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery. Darwin retired from Rockwell International (Arvin-Meritor) after 35 years of service.

He is survived by his former wife, Linda (Burden) McDowell of St. Louisville; a daughter, Darlene (McDowell) Schmus of Newark; and a granddaughter, Lauren Schmus of Melbourne, Australia.

Friends may call prior to the service at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 6031 Fallsburg Road, Newark from 9-11 a.m.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark is assisting the family with arrangements.

Darwin's family would like to thank the staff at Flagler Hospital and the Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine, Florida for their excellent end of life care provided to him during his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 6031 Fallsburg Rd., NE, Newark, OH 43055 or Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257.

Please visit to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the McDowell family.


Published in the Advocate on Mar. 31, 2013
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