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Kevin C. Dowse, Sr.

Kevin C. Dowse, Sr., 67, of Exeter passed away Monday July 5, 2021 at his campground in Lackawanna County.

Born in Scranton on April 3, 1954 he was the son of the late Alfred and Mary McNamara Dowse.


Kevin was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in Respiratory Therapy.


Kevin was instrumental in starting the Respiratory Therapy Program at Luzerne County Community College where he taught for several years. He also worked as Director of Respiratory and Pulmonary Services at Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. He continued his career path in medical sales working for several companies before achieving his dream of becoming a bar owner.


Kevin was a past member of Irem Temple Shrines and Freemasons as well as The Loyal Order of the Moose where he served as Governor.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother D. Michael.


Kevin is survived by his wife Mary Ellen (Davidson) Dowse, daughter Heather Dowse, West Pittston and son Kevin Dowse, Jr., West Pittston as well as many nieces and nephews and a great number of friends and people whose lives Kevin touched.


Big Dowsey, as he was affectionately known, was a loving father and a devoted husband for 38 years to the love of his life Mary Ellen.


His humor, sarcasm and his unique gruff voice was known to all. He was truly one of a kind who enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved golfing, fishing, and working with his children and above all loved his Country, Camper, Cadillac and Crown. His legacy will continue to live on through his business and the wonderful memories of this truly remarkable iconic man.


The family will receive friends and relatives Friday July 9, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston.


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