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Roger C. "Ram Jet" McDOWELL

January 20, 1940 — April 15, 2017

Roger C. "Ram Jet" McDOWELL, 77, of Wellsville, NY, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.
Born January 20, 1940, in Wellsville, he was the son of E. Earl and Bernice A. Dockstader McDowell.
He was married to the former V. Ilene Nickerson, who survives.
A graduate of Wellsville Central School, he was employed as a machinist by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville.
He enjoyed woodworking, restoring and showing classic cars, hunting, fishing, and taking rides with his dogs. He treasured time spent with his family and was known for his storytelling.
Surviving besides his wife, Ilene, are: three daughters, Robin (James) Blake of Titusville, FL, Sherrie (Paul) Allen of Painted Post, NY, and Kasey McDowell of Belmont, NY; two brothers, E. Earl McDowell, Jr. and Wilbur (Carol) McDowell, both of Wellsville; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Joanne Cassidy, Laura McDowell, and Ruby A. Dunham; and four brothers, Gerald L. McDowell, Thurlow S. McDowell, Robert E. McDowell, and Volney E. McDowell.
Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Bill Sylor will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio, NY.
Memorials may be made to SPCA of Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895 or a charity of the donor's choice.
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