Robert “Bob” E. Dow, 76, a resident of Arcadia, Florida, and formerly of Old Lyme, Connecticut, passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, March 28, 2017, at Tidewell Hospice in Arcadia, with his loving wife by his side.
He was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Pownal, Maine, to Eugene E. Dow and Phyllis (Lee) Dow.
Bob was a graduate of Portland High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1961, in the Mediterranean aboard the U.S.S. Pocono. On June 16, 1963, he married Linda Marie Clark at her family homestead in Old Lyme. Bob worked for General Dynamics at the Groton, Connecticut facility for 15 years, working in the electrical department and teaching the apprenticeship program, and later as carpenter supervisor. He also worked at Uarco Inc, printing company in Deep River, Connecticut, in the customer service department for 15 years. Bob later worked in sales and marketing part-time, which gave he and his wife Linda the freedom to travel throughout the country for 14 years in their RV. They wintered in Florida, and enjoyed going on numerous cruises during their stay there.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Clark Dow of Arcadia and Old Lyme; sons, David Dow and his wife Kathleen of Quaker Hill, Connecticut; and Brian Dow and his wife Sheila of Old Lyme; his daughter, Dawn McCarthy and her husband Robert also of Old Lyme; grandchildren, Jeremy, Allyson and Danielle McCarthy, Kayla VanVoorhies, Briana and Christopher Dow, and Kaitlyn, Kody and Kristopher Dow; his sister, Joan Valley and her husband Stanley of Greenbrier, Arkansas. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Phyllis Dow; and his daughter, June Dow.
A private gathering will be held in Maine.
If desired, contributions may be made to: Tidewell Hospice, 917 N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266 in Memory of Robert “Bob” Dow.
Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.