Jack W. Dow Jr., 73

Jack Dow Jr.

Jack Dow Jr.

RAYMOND — Jack William Dow Jr., 73, of Raymond, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 24, 1942, to Rev. Jack W. and Ruth (Wheaton) Dow.

He grew up in Pennsylvania as a child, spending his summers at his grandparents’ cottage on Skiff Lake, New Brunswick. His family later moved to Northport and Camden, where he attended junior high school. He attended the Hinckley School, graduating in 1961. Jack attended Gorham State Teachers College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Education in 1965. He then went on to receive his master’s degree from Gorham State College in 1968.

On June 5, 1965, he married Marguerite E. Elfstrom at Immanuel Baptist, and they resided in Saco, where they raised their two children, Jay and Amy.

He taught for 29 years in Portland, seven years at Butler School and 22 years at Hall, retiring in 1994. His first marriage ended in divorce in 1985. In 1997, he met Patrick A. Eaton, with whom he shared domestic partnership. On Aug. 6, 2013, they were married at their 1825 Cape in Raymond Village.

Jack was very proud of his two children and three grandchildren.

Jack was predeceased by his parents; and his twin brother, Jerry W. Dow; as well as Ivy Rose.

He is survived by his husband, Patrick A. Eaton; his son, Jack Dow III of Saco; daughter, Amy Dow of Piermont, N.H.; stepdaughter, Ashley Eaton of Topsham; and three grandchildren.

At his request, cremation and private graveside service by Cote Funeral Home, Saco, with burial in family plot at Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, 50 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101.

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