Edward O. McDowell, Jr.
Edward O. "Hooner" McDowell, 82, of 22 New Jersey Avenue, James City, passed away Friday (August 16, 2019) at his home after a brief illness.
Born April 11, 1937, in Lamont, he was a son of Edward and Marian Carlson McDowell. On June 30, 1962, at St. Callistus Church in Kane, he married Anna Sivak who survives.
Before his retirement in 1999, Hooner,had worked at Kane Magnetics. After retirement, he worked at Forest Lawn Cemetery for several years.
Ed was an active outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, plowing snow, cutting grass and especially cutting his firewood. He truly enjoyed his family-especially his granddaughter and great-granddaughter who brought such joy to his life and always put a big smile on his face.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Anna, are a daughter, Kathy (Jay) Anderson of Kane; a granddaughter, Lacey (Zach) Myers of Lantz Corners; a great-granddaughter Rylee Myers; a sister, Barbara Hood Morris of Portersville; several sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arthur McDowell.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc with the Rev. William O'Brien, pastor of St. Callistus, officiating. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.