Alan Dowsland

Obituary of Alan R. Dowsland

Alan R. Dowsland, 91, of West Eaton, passed away at home on November 15, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 8, 1930, a son of the late Newton and Dorothy (Elkington) Dowsland. Alan graduated from Clinton Central School and attended Buffalo State Teacher’s College. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a Navy Corpsman. As a young man, Alan loved to play piano with local swing and dance bands. He also played organ for many local churches. On November 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Barbara Danyew. Alan retired from Special Metals after 34 years. He was a talented painter and many family members have his watercolors hanging in their homes. He tended to his gardens right up the end at his beloved Eatonbrook, pulling every weed he could get to. He was of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years, Barbara; his children and their spouses, James Dowsland of Earlville, Thomas and Sheila Dowsland of Eaton, Constance and John Luscomb of Munnsville, Rebecca Dowsland of Oneida and William and Rebecca Dowsland of Hubbardsville; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Joanna Dowsland of FL; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his son Donald in 2011 and his sister Natalie Danyew. Please consider donations in Alan’s memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research MichaelJFox.org. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Clinton. OwensPavlotRogers.com
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