James W. Dowling Jr.



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Dowling, James W. Jr. Born and raised in LeRoy, NY on March 5, 1930. He passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 89. Predeceased by his wife, Beverly Ann (Case) Dowling. He is survived by his children, James M. (Cheryl) Dowling, Mary Kaye (Michael) Mordenga, Thomas W. (Linda) Dowling, grandchildren, James W. Dowling, III, Dana Grinnell, Andrea (Joe) Cottone, Michael P. (Lynn-Li) Mordenga, Elizabeth G. Mordenga, Nathan T. (Elyssa) Mordenga, Katie J. (Hampton) Mills, Bradley T. (Diana) Dowling, Maria L. (Evan) Dowling, Emma K. Dowling and 10 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind nieces and nephew, Sherry (Doug) King, Kathy Thompson, Patricia Totten, Margaret Stewart and Mark Stewart. He was a graduate of Fredonia College with a BA in Music. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp as a sergeant. Jim worked for Rochester Gas and Electric for 32 years as the Director of Customer Accounts. He was an avid golfer and a member at Lakeshore Country Club. The family would like to thank The Villages at Mill Landing Memory Care, Unity Hospital and Edna Tina Wilson Nursing home for their care and compassion. Jim’s visitation will be held Wednesday, August 7th 11:00 AM-12 NOON at Vay-Schleich and Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road where his Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Open Door Mission, 156 Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608. For more information and to sig his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


  1. Bob & Cheryl Morrison on July 31, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We knew Jim from meeting Him at the Village at Mill Landing. It was always a pleasure to see Him & talk with Him. He was a Gentleman. We miss seeing Him.
    We’ll also miss seeing Him at Jim’s Restaurant.

  2. Tony Mordenga on August 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I’m Sorry for your loss. I am going home on the 6th and can’t pay my respects sorry.

  3. Donna Linzenbold on August 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Our condolances to your family. Your father was a great friend. Donna and Ron Linzenbold

  4. Diane Appleman on August 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Mary Kay and family,
    My deepest sympathies to all of you on the passing of your dad. He was my favorite boss at RG&E. Along with work he always took an interest in my family. Our days always started with him, Paul Hallock and I sharing family updates. Even after he retired I could always count on him for a donation to my daughter Lindsay’s Juvenile Diabetes walk team. He was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed.

  5. Cindy King Barber on August 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Jim and Cheryl I am so sorry for your loss. It looks like he had a wonderful life. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Cindy KIng Barber ’74

  6. Ruth and Dan Jacobs on August 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Our hearts are with you Jim and Cheryl.

  7. Kathleen Thompson on August 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Safe Travel Uncle Jimmy!! Hugs, thoughts and prayers are with you all. xoxoxo
    Kappy Thompson

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