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Roger L. Dow

Born: Sat., May 23, 1925
Died: Tue., Apr. 5, 2011


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 08, 2011
Location: - Not available -


Funeral Service

9:00 AM Sat., Apr. 09, 2011


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Sylvan Beach-Roger L. Dow, 85, of Main Street, passed away April 5, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two months.  Roger was born in Rome, NY, the son of William & Bernice Waterman Dow.  He graduated from Camden High School in 1943.  Roger married Patricia Lust in 1951.  In 1963 he married Shirley Freeman Kotwica.
     Roger was manager of the Atlantic/ARCO station on Main Street in Camden for thirty-five years. During those years on Main Street he hired and mentored many young men who later went on and became successful themselves. Roger was also employed by Walter’s Chevrolet for sixteen years. He was past president of the Camden Rotary, secretary for the Tuesday Night Men’s Bowling League, several co-ed bowling leagues, a former member of the Rome Moose Club, and a life member of the Mud Flats Chapter  I.O.O.B Club.
    Besides his wife, Roger leaves three daughters, Donna Dow & Steve Shorey, Linda & Leo Kelley, and Kim & Marc Irey, a son, Randy Dow, two grandchildren, Jessica & Joel Rhome and Kelly & Matt Kennedy, three great-grandchildren, Daniella Rhome, Taylor Price, and Hailey Kennedy, a brother, Ralph & Betty Dow, a sister-in-law, Margaret Dow, and a special aunt, Dorothy Nevinger.  Roger was predeceased by his daughter, Debbie Lee Dow in 1963, his dearly loved granddaughter, Pamela Christmas Price, and a brother Gerald. Thanks to the staff of Rome Hospital, who took such good care of Roger.
     Funeral Services will be held 9:00 a.m. Saturday from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc. Camden, NY.  Internment Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 109 Main Street.  Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Assoc-Juvenile Foundation.

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Maureen R. Dourney
   Posted Thu April 07, 2011
Sincere sympathy to all of Mr. Dow's family. I came to Camden in 1972. Mr. Dow was one of the best auto mechanics there ever was. He was honest, efficient, and always helpful. He had a smile for everyone and went out of his way to help others. May he rest in peace.

William and Marie Liddy Abess
   Posted Thu April 07, 2011
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are
with you.

Dick O''Connell
   Posted Sat April 09, 2011
Donna I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts are with you.
I think about you often. I was diagnosed with cancer last June and have been going thru radiation and chemo every since and fighting this dam disease
and I am not going to give up.

Dick O''''Connell
   Posted Sat April 09, 2011
Donna I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts are with you.
I think about you often. I was diagnosed with cancer last June and have been going thru radiation and chemo every since and fighting this dam disease
and I am not going to give up.

todd walker
   Posted Wed April 13, 2011
Roger as a child to me was a place that i could always go to "dows arco" to do the emergency repair on my bicycle tire or to just dial in the air pump and fill the tire just a little. He also took me in as a teen at his home on occasion as a friend of his son randy. He will be missed and always be a part of camden history

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