Joseph McDowell

Obituary of Joseph W. McDowell

Joseph W. McDowell, 77, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed way on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at home.  Born on April 28, 1941 in Newburgh, NY, he was the son of the late Robert McDowell and the late Antoinette Perno.  Joe had served in the United States Navy.  On January 7, 1963 he married Judith McClellan at Holy Trinity Church and they have been married for 55 years.  She survives him at home.  Joe had worked as a salesman for Nabisco Company in Montgomery, NY, retiring in 1998.  He was a member of the Wappingers Elks #2609 where he was a past PER, was also a Charter Member of the Hyde Park Elks #2778, also serving as a past PER and was Officer of the Year in 2017.  He also served as President of the Dutchess - Putnam Bowling Association and in 2003 was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame.  Joe was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary at St. Peter's Parish.  He was an avid bowler, loved golf and was a Marshall Area Captain on the Barkley and Buick PGA Tour.  In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by his children; Joseph M. McDowell (Shannon Fitzgerald) of Staatsburg, NY, Scott T. McDowell (Jocelyn) of LaGrange, NY and Ryan M. McDowell (Jennifer) of Southington, CT.  Also surviving are his grandchildren; Justin, Kevin, Daniel, Emma and Evelyn, as well has his brother Ronald McDowell (Susan) of Bradenton, FL, brother David McDowell (Denise) of Walden, NY and several nieces and nephews.  Joe was predeceased by two brothers Robert and Richard McDowell.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  The Funeral Service will be Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00am in the Funeral Home and burial will follow in the Poughkeepsie Rural Mausoleum with Military Honors.  To send online condolences, please visit our website at