Richard Dowds

Richard Eugene Dowds

Tuesday, February 25th, 1930 - Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Richard Eugene Dowds, age 89, died July 8, 2019 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Richard was born to Virgil and Leota McElroy Dowds. He received a B.S. degree from Kent State University, a M.S. degree in 1954 from Purdue University and a Ph.D. degree in 1959, also from Purdue University. Richard was a Mathematics Professor at Butler University from 1959- 1965 and then a Mathematics Professor at Fredonia State University from 1965-1995. A proud supporter of Purdue University, he was a member of the Purdue Alumni Association and the Purdue Presidents Council. He was also a member of the Mathematical Association of America. Richard enjoyed playing and viewing tennis, crossword puzzles, listening to jazz music and especially loved James Bond movies! He was a loyal fan of the Purdue Boilermakers athletic teams.

Richard is survived by: his daughter, Kathleen Joyce (Chris) Dowds, a son, Thomas Alan (Patsy) Dowds; three grandchildren: Patrick Thomas Dowds, Corey James Dowds and Shannon Marie Dowds, and two sisters-in-law: Rita (Robert) Kolb and Bette Jo (Bob) Knepp.

Besides his parents, Richard is predeceased by: and his wife Mary Della Kuder Dowds, who he married in 1950. The couple was married 53 years at the time of her death in 2003; and his sister, Helen Maxine Jones.

The family gives special thanks to Cheryl, Cassie, Clint and all the other staff at the I.C.U. Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Flower Mound, Texas.

Memorial contributions in Richard Dowd’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, (www.cancer.org). Arrangements by David J. Dengler.
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Jennifer Pullano

Posted at 09:41am
Hi Tom, mom shared your Dad's obituary with me and made a donation from our family to the Amercian Cancer Society on his behalf. I'm sorry to learn of your Dad's passing and remember him as so very bright and delightful. He was always so kind to me way back when ( : Hope you are well.
Fondly, Jennifer Pullano
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Sarah Esser

Posted at 10:57am
A good man and a loving father. He will be missed. Sarah Esser
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