“Gus” Dower, 80, of 119 Hartman Road Danville, PA died Friday evening,
May 21, 2004 at Grandview Health Homes Danville, PA. Gus moved to Danville,
PA in 1989 from Pequannock, NJ. He was born August 26, 1923 in Boston,
Massachusetts the son of the late George A. and Annie C. Kearney Dower.
Charleston High School in Boston, Massachusetts until he enlisted in the
United States Navy in 1941 where he served as a Metalsmith 2C during World
War II. He served on the Battleship USS North Carolina and destroyers USS
Kidd and USS Smalley in the Pacific.
First Baptist Church Danville, PA. Gus was a member of VFW Post 6699
Paramus, New Jersey and The Danville American Legion Post 40. Gus was
employed as a metal fabricator for Vibra Screw of Totawa, New Jersey
retiring in 1989. Gus was well known working as a “bagger” for Giant Food
Store in Danville. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, football and ice hockey.
married for 44 years to Jean E. Allman Dower whom he married December 8,
1959. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children; Bruce
E.Dower and his wife Wendy of Littleton, Colorado, Deborah A. Dower of Black
Forest Academy in Germany and John R. Dower and his wife Diane of Glassboro,
NJ; six grandchildren; Rachel, Bethany, Jonathan, Stephen, Andrew and
Katie. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
services will be held Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM from the
Miller-Visneski Funeral Home 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville, PA with the Reverend David J. Mouw associate
pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be Wednesday
in The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, PA with military honors
accorded. Friends will be received from 2-4 PM and 6:30 until the time
of service. Memorial contributions may be made to
Smalley Reunion Association “Sunshine Fund”
c/c George Bauersfeld, Treas
1874 Crompond Road
Peekskill, NY 10566