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Shirley F. (Freeman) Dow

Born: Mon., Jun. 7, 1926
Died: Sat., May 26, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., May 31, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 31, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 01, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

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Camden- Shirley F. Dow 85, of Main Street, Blossvale passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 2012 at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born in Camden, NY on June 7, 1926 a daughter of Ralph & Emma Dunn Freeman. Shirley was a 1945 graduate of Camden High School and worked several jobs including Conde’s Restaurant, GAFB, Rome, NY and Tate’s Restaurant, Camden and Prestige Services Sunshine Corner, Sylvan Beach, NY. She was past vice president of the Camden Alumni Assoc., and past president and long time board member of Rome Women’s Bowling Assoc., She won the first NYS Seniors Tournament Class B in 1981 and bowled in the national tournament in Baltimore, MD. She was inducted into the RWBA Hall of Fame in 2004 and is a permanent member of WIBC and NYSTWB Associations. She was an avid NASCAR fan and Jeff Gordon was her favorite driver.
She was previously married to Charles Kotwica and on July 13, 1963 she married Roger L. Dow. He passed away April 5, 2011. Surviving are three daughters, Linda & Leo Kelley, Camden, Kim & Marc Irey, Simpsonville, SC and Donna & Steve Shorey, Kirkville, a son, Randy Dow, Camden, two grand daughters, Kelly & Matt Kennedy, Jessica & Joel Rhome, three great grand daughters, Taylor Price, Hailey Kennedy and Danielle Rhome. Besides her parents and husband Roger, she was predeceased by a daughter, Debbie and beloved grand daughter, Pamela Christmas Price.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Friday from LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home, 109 Main Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC  27317.  

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Faye McDaniels Roberts
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
Randy - My condolences to you and your family.


Sharon Kellogg Wysluzaly
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Linda, Leo & Kelly, I am thinking of you at this time of brokenheartedness. God has promised to heal the broken in heart, Psalm 147:3. I pray that he heals and tenderly carries you through this time of sorrow.?

Pat (Vanderwerken) Luttrell
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Shirley when I was doing genealogy on the Burton portion of my family tree, we were cousins. She was a very lively person with many funny and wonderful stories.

Tracey Mellon
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Linda and families so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers your way

Maureen R. Dourney
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Linda, and family, My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mom. May she rest in peace. May your wealth of memories of happy times shared with her bring you comfort now and in the days ahead. You are and will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Maureen

Jacky and Jim Hummel
   Posted Sun June 03, 2012
We were so sorry to learn of your sudden loss. Sending our heartfelt sympathy, friendship and love - that it may sustain you during your days ahead. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and blessings to Shirley's family

Elaine Gerhardt Morey
   Posted Fri June 08, 2012
Linda and Family,

I was deeply sadden when I read about Shirley''''s death in the QCN. Boy! Talk about memories, some 20 years worth. I''''ll always remember and tell tales of our adventures while participating in the city and state tournaments. And what about the Roger''''s men and Shirley''''s Women bowl off every year...We tried hard but never won.

You have alot of memories too! God Bless!

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