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Ralph D. Dowell

March 17, 1928 - October 24, 2018


Ralph D. Dowell

Ralph D. Dowell, age 90, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Born in Cincinnati, OH, on March 17, 1928, he was a son of the late Charles O. and Nancy (Potter) Dowell. Ralph proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He was a retired carpenter for Carpenters, Local 8 in Philadelphia, PA. Ralph was a dedicated volunteer at the VA Hospital in Elsmere, serving 10,622 hours, and was a member of VFW Post 5892 in Hockessin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Ann (Merchant) Dowell; sisters, Verta Greer, Hazel Sluter, Opal Wood, Virginia Ailes and Eula Dowell; and brother, Charles Dowell. Ralph is survived by his children, James E. Dowell of New Castle and Richard H. Dowell (Ann Marie) of Clayton; brothers, John Dowell and Harold Dowell, both of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Dario Amato, Jr. and Meghan Dowell; and great granddaughter, Evanna Amato.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Wilmington VA Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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  • So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was always a sweet kind man. I will miss him very much.