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Joseph James Dowd

January 1, 1939 May 22, 2018
Joseph James Dowd
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Obituary for Joseph James Dowd

Joseph J. Dowd – Director of Fairfax CATS unit and Investment Banker
Joseph J. Dowd, 79, of Gettysburg, PA, passed away at Gettysburg Hospital on May 22, 2018, in the presence of his loving family. The cause was cancer according to his family.
Joe Dowd, the son of Paul and Mary Dowd, was born on New Year’s Day 1939 in Goddard Hospital in Brockton, MA, and raised with his four brothers and three sisters in Canton and Holden, MA, Mclean, VA, Birmingham, AL and Manhasset, NY.
He attended public schools in Canton and Holden, MA; graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine with a BA degree and received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He enjoyed a very successful career as an investment banker in New York and London.
His greatest achievement was serving in several roles, including Director, for the Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) unit at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia from the early 1990’s to 2009, helping those addicted to alcohol and drugs. He was an avid golfer and loved his days with his friends on the Mountain View golf course in Fairfield, PA.
He leaves his two brothers, three sisters and countless nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and a service at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joe may be made to Adams Rescue Mission, www.adamsrescuemission.org, 2515 York Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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Visitation

Saturday

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10:00 AM 6/2/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Gettysburg Presbyterian Church

208 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg Presbyterian Church
208 Baltimore Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

2

Jun

11:00 AM 6/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Gettysburg Presbyterian Church

208 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg Presbyterian Church
208 Baltimore Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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