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Leo Dowd


Leo Dowd, 97, of Pittston, passed away Tuesday evening, April 2, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Lou Curley in 1977.

A lifelong resident of Pittston, he was born February 14, 1922 to John and Laura Gill Dowd. Leo was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, class of 1941. He was a WWII Veteran, serving in the army in Europe. He was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and later by Conrail in the signal department. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pittston and Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and the Philadelphia Phillies.

In addition to his wife and parents, Leo was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, William, and John, sisters, Agnes Swift and Mary Gavigan.

He is survived by his daughter Cathy, Moosic; sons Michael (Joan), Pittston Twp., and John (Patty) Laflin, grandchildren, Kevin (Julie), Brian, Jeffrey and Megan; Brother-in-law Thomas (Ann) Curley, sisters-in-law Catherine O’Leary, Montgomery, N.Y., Mary Curley, West Pittston, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart and a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers in the Serenity Unit at Wesley Village for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Corpus Christi Parish Social Concerns Committee, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston or The Care and Concern Ministry of St. John the Evangelist Parish, William St. Pittston.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at the funeral home.

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