Jerry W. Dow, 73


Jerry Dow

Jerry Dow

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Jerry Wheaton Dow, 73, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Saint Andre Health Care Facility in Biddeford.

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

He grew up in Pennsylvania as a child spending his summers at his grandparent’s 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. Jerry attended Gorham State Teacher’s College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in education in 1965. He was in the Navel reserves stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. and served duty in Vietnam.

He taught in the Wells elementary school district and was employed by L.L. Bean for a number of years in their Customer Satisfaction department. He proudly volunteered at Camp Waban for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his twin brother, Jack W. Dow of Raymond; his nephew, his niece and great-nieces.

At his request, cremation by Cote Funeral Home. At his request, no visiting hours. Private burial in family plot at Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk, at a later date.

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

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