McDowell, Boyd II
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Boyd McDowell II, of Elmira, NY died June 9, 2013 at Seneca View, Montour Falls. Friends are invited to a Celebration in memory of his life at The Park Church on Friday, October 11 at 4 PM, to be followed by a reception at the Elmira City Club. There shall be an Organ Prelude by Joseph Barber, organist, beginning at 3:30 p.m. He was President and then Chairman of the Board of Chemung Canal Trust Company from 1976 to 1991 and served many local community organizations. He is survived by his wife Barbara Hickox McDowell; three children: Boyd III (Bonnie) of Chicago, Peter (Anne) of Kirkland, WA, and Elizabeth (Heather) of Boston; two stepchildren: Susan Fisher (Kenneth) of Rochester, and Lydia Eldridge (James) of Horseheads; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; as well as one brother, John A, of Glenora, NY. He was pre-deceased by his older brothers, Robert A. of NYC and Willard B. of DeWitt, NY and one stepchild, John C. Phelps. In lieu flowers, the family asks remembrances to the Chemung County Historical Society (NY), the Park Church in Elmira, NY or the Five Rivers Council, BSA (NY).
Published in Star-Gazette from Sept. 15 to Oct. 7, 2013