Edmund F. McDowell

Edmund F. McDowell of Calverton died Dec. 30, 2015, at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola. He was 84. 

He was born in Rockville Centre Feb. 22, 1931, to Edmund P. and Josephine (Wissler) McDowell.

From 1948 to 1969, he served with the U.S. Air Force and retired as a senior master sergeant.

Edmund and his wife, Terese, traveled the world with their family, through his service with the U.S. Air Force to England, Africa and various sections of the United States.

Mr. McDowell was a communicant of St. John’s R.C. Church in Riverhead and St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Southold. He was also an ordained deacon with the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Predeceased by his wife Terese in 2011; he is survived by six children: Shaz, of Ridge, Michael, of New Port Richey, Fla., James, of Seminole, Fla., Kate, of Southold, and Thomas, of Clayton, N.C. and Karen Lawton of Devon, England; grandchildren, Jason Green, Devin Hardman, Matt McDowell, Zachery McDowell and Tyler McDowell; two great-granddaughters, Isabelle Green and Hunter Siu Hardman and step-grandchildren, Todd Brown, Tammy Brown, Kimberly McDowell and James McDowell. He was also predeceased by his children, Wayne, Scott and Patricia McDowell and a sister: Dolores Stassi.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Private interment will be at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated.

Arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.

This is a paid notice.