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Mark E. "Moose" McDowell

July 23, 1958 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old


Mark E. McDowell "Moose", 65 , of Ligonier, passed away July 24, 2023, in the Independence Health System Latrobe.  He was born July 23, 1958, in Ligonier a son of the late William E. and Mildred (Sloan) McDowell.  Mark was a U.S Army veteran.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed playing pool.  Mark looked forward to the yearly family summer party.  He could always be seen sitting on his front porch.  Mark is survived by his wife Rayla (Silk) McDowell, daughter Kara McDowell-Boarman and wife Ashley of Ligonier, brothers Paul  McDowell (Susan) of Ligonier, William McDowell (Vicky) of Ligonier, a sister Ella (Jeanie) Wynn and husband Dave, a brother in-law Robert Yarnal, several nieces and nephews including Jeremy and Samantha Deglau.  In addition to his parents Mark is preceded in death by a step mom Margaret (Dzubak) McDowell and a sister Carol Yarnal.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home 300 West Third Ave Derry PA and are private for the family. Interment will take place in the Lutheran Cemetery West Wheatfield Township.  On line condolences may be made at

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