James E. Dowd Sr., 89, of Murrysville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Born on April 9, 1930, in Buffalo, New York, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret (Burger) Dowd. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Business degree at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. Mr. Dowd was a proud Navy veteran and served during the Korean War. After the war, he entered the family business, Dowd Medical Service in Wilkinsburg. Mr. Dowd successfully transitioned his business into a thriving medical supply company, retiring in 1998 after 52 years. He was a founding member of the MED Group Association and a member of Edgewood Country Club. He was a devoted Pittsburgh Steeler fan and an avid golfer. He enjoyed seasonal vacations with his wife to Fort Myers, Florida. He was a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and volunteered as an usher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dolores Mae (Sullivan) Dowd, affectionately known as Dody, a granddaughter, Colleen Albring, two brothers, Tom "Bud" Dowd and Jack Dowd and his sister, Dorothy Sweeney. Survivors include four daughters, Dolores (Ted) Lienesch, Deborah (Bill) Hebda, Diane (Jim) Albring, and Darlene (John) Hermann, a son, Dr. James (Linda) Dowd Jr.,13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Jobe Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (Monroeville/Plum Chapel) corner of (445) Beatty Rd. and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Additional visitation will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 in Mother of Sorrows Church from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. A Christian Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m.in Mother of Sorrows, 4202 Old William Penn Hwy., Murrysville, PA 15668. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery. www.jobefuneralhome.com
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