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Robert Dow

Robert "Bob" Dow Jr.

Tuesday, August 5th, 1941 - Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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Robert Dow, Jr.
1941 - 2021

Thomaston, CT Robert Dow, Jr., 79, died Tuesday February 9, 2021 at Beacon Brook Health Center in Naugatuck.

Bob was born in Bridgeport, CT on August 5, 1941 son of the late Robert and Anna Dow. While growing up in Bridgeport, Bob attended schools there and in Fairfield. Robert served in the United States Navy as a machinist mate for 4 years active duty and 2 years active reserves.

After leaving the service he attended Bullard Haven Technical School and graduated in the sheet metal field. Upon graduation he served 4 years of apprenticeship and worked for over 45 years in the sheet metal field at various companies throughout New Haven County. Upon his retirement from Dasco Welded Products, he worked at Lucas Manufacturing where he designed and set up a sheet metal fabrication / welding department. He was also instrumental with designing and setting up his wife’s mobile grooming van along with helping her on the truck where he became a staple to their customers.

Bob was an avid motorcyclist and attended Daytona Bike Week for years along with going to Laconia, NH. He traveled across country several times on his motorcycle and enjoyed the thrill of seeing the country on a motorcycle versus a car. When he wasn’t riding his motorcycles he was on the Housatonic River with his friend Pete waterskiing. He was also a die-hard fan of the New York Jets, following them from when they were originally called the Titans, the Yankees and NASCAR. But the team that was close to his heart was the UCONN womens’ basketball team. He knew all the girls names from years back and could tell you all the stats of each player.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, MaryEllen; son, Stephen and wife Melissa; daughters, Dawn Dow of Ansonia and Tammy Dow of Middletown; sister, Elizabeth Gulla and husband Robert of Forest, VA; 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several cousins, nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by his son, Robert Dow, III.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family and donations can be made to Dp Rescue, 25 Eugene Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010. Arrangements entrusted to Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck.
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Tina Janson

Posted at 09:22am
We are so saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Our sincere heartfelt sympathies to Mary Ellen and family. Bob was an instrumental part of our team at Lucas in setting up our welding shop. He was a great asset to us. He will truly be missed.... Rest in peace Bob. You friends at J.L. Lucas Machinery.

Paul Letourneau

Posted at 02:56pm
MaryEllen and Dow Family, we would like to offer our sincere sympathy. May the Lord provide you comfort during this time and the joyful memories provide strength in the the days ahead. Paul & Betty Letourneau

Claudette Adams

Posted at 01:03pm
My sincere condolences to MaryEllen and the entire family. I am sharing your sadness in the loss of my dear friend for many years. I came to know "Bob Dow" as a humble man, full of integrity putting his all into everything he did. Having worked together for several years, I had the chance to witness his talent, and see him create with precision and tenacity many projects. But what I have always admired about him the most, was his sense of humor , never seeming to take life too serious. He seemed to find enjoyment and a reason to laugh or smile about some of the things in life that some some of us might not take time to notice.
Although sad to see him go , I am sure he is at peace now. And I pray that will also bring peace and comfort to all of you.
(Lucy), Claudette and Larry Adams

Richard Hessler

Posted at 08:02am
Mahare, Tammy told me about Bob's passing. He was a great man and a good friend. One of the most even minded person that I ever met. I still have some of the sheet metal work that he made me at " Do little and Steal ". I was under the impression that you two moved to Florida, that's why I never took a ride up to your place. I grieve for you and wish you the very best. Rich " ORF " Hessler.


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