William Edward McDowell, 91, of Ligonier died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Fairfield Township, a son of the late William Joshua and Ella Mae (Montgomery) McDowell.
Bill was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Waterford Christian Church, Fort Ligonier VFW Post 734 and the Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267, Ligonier. He had retired from Vulcan Mold and was the co-founder/owner of Ligonier Tree Service. For many years he ran the Waterford Auction.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred “Mid” Sloan McDowell; his second wife, Margaret Dzubak McDowell; a daughter, Carol Ann Yarnal, and two sisters, Irene West and Edith Ressler.
He is survived by his children Paul McDowell (Suzie), William R. McDowell (Vicky), Mark E. McDowell (Rayla) and Ellen Jean Wynn (Dave), all of Ligonier; his brother, Clarence McDowell (Eileen) of Tennessee; stepchildren, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Interment will follow in Fort Palmer Cemetery, Fairfield Township.
A special thanks to Mary Mazzaferro for taking care of Dad for the past five years.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com
Ligonier Valley Veterans Honor Guard conducted a service 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.