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William Edward McDowell

January 3, 1928 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 91)


William Edward McDowell, 91, of Ligonier, died Friday November 8, 2019. He was born January 3, 1928 in Fairfield Twp. a son of the late William Joshua and Ella Mae Montgomery McDowell.

Bill was a proud US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Waterford Christian Church, Fort Ligonier VFW Post #734 and the Ligonier American Legion Post #267. He had retired from Vulcan Mold and was the cofounder/owner of Ligonier Tree Service. For many years he ran the Waterford Auction.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred "Mid" Sloan McDowell, his second wife Margaret Dzubak McDowell, a daughter Carol Ann Yarnal, and two sisters Irene West and Edith Ressler.

He is survived by his children; Paul McDowell (Suzie), William R. McDowell (Vicky) , Mark E. McDowell (Rayla) and Ellen Jean Wynn (Dave) all of Ligonier. A brother Clarence McDowell (Eileen) of Tennessee. Step children, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 6-8pm and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry where a service will be conducted Tuesday at 11am.

Interment will follow in the Ft. Palmer Cemetery.

A special thanks to Mary Mazzaferro for taking care of dad for the past five years.

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