Clifton Dow Obituary

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Clifton H. Dow Jr.

May 13, 1926 - October 3, 2012
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Clifton H. Dow, Jr Clifton "Clif" Harry Dow, Jr, 86, of Sabattus, Me., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Hospice Unit of the VA Center in Togus, Me., after fighting a battle with cancer. Pre- deceased by his wife Marylyne Dow in July 2000. Clif was born in Lewiston on May 13, 1926, the son of Clifton H. Dow, Sr. and Emma Louise (Lombard) Dow and grew up in the Lewiston area. He entered the Army in 1944 and served in the 3rd Army Tank Battalion in Europe until the end of the European campaign. He returned home and married Marylyne Foisy on August 24, 1947. Clif worked at Pineland Lumber, the Overhead Door Co.,...
Clifton H. Dow, Jr



Clifton "Clif" Harry Dow, Jr, 86, of Sabattus, Me., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Hospice Unit of the VA Center in Togus, Me., after fighting a battle with cancer. Pre- deceased by his wife Marylyne Dow in July 2000.



Clif was born in Lewiston on May 13, 1926, the son of Clifton H. Dow, Sr. and Emma Louise (Lombard) Dow and grew up in the Lewiston area. He entered the Army in 1944 and served in the 3rd Army Tank Battalion in Europe until the end of the European campaign. He returned home and married Marylyne Foisy on August 24, 1947.



Clif worked at Pineland Lumber, the Overhead Door Co., and retired from the carpentry shop at Bates College. He was known for his ability to craft fine furniture. He was infamous for creating masterpieces out of "scrap" wood such as wood pallets, which he retrieved from many places. His favorite pastime was garage sales, searching for treasures, meeting acquaintances, buying, selling, and mostly collecting tools of all sorts, types, and sizes.



Clif always had a little poem or song for every occasion and situation. Singing off key, you never knew what was going to come out of his mouth and he always had you laughing.



Clif is predeceased by two sisters, Mary Rae (Dow) Pelletier and Maude Louise (Dow) Dionne. He is survived by 14 nieces and nephews and a large number of great nieces and nephews. He will be remembered fondly and missed by all.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Dow family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com



By his request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral. He will be interred at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus, next to his Marylyne. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545

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