CHERRYFIELD — Frank Milton Dow Jr., a lifetime resident of Washington County, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Bangor, at the age of 75. Frank was born Jan. 11, 1938, in Cherryfield, to Frank Milton and Hazel (Wakefield) Dow Sr.
He grew up in the Cherryfield area and was a member of Cherryfield Academy’s Class of 1956. Frank began his first ventures into farm work as a youth at Gays Farm. Later, he would also work for Cirrones Phillips 66 Station, County Concrete, drive a milk truck, work at a tannery and A.L. Stewarts. However, Frank established his career with Cherryfield Foods, where he worked as a blueberry farm crew leader. On Dec. 2, 1978, he and the love of his life, Delia O. Young, were married in Milbridge. Frank was a member of the Masons and in his free time enjoyed playing Yahtzee and card games with his wife and friends. He also enjoyed fast cars and racing, especially his Impala SS, and was a fan of Red Sox baseball. Frank will be remembered by his family for his kind and social nature, his laughter and lifetime of unconditional love.
Frank is survived by his wife, Delia O. Dow, at home in Cherryfield; children, Leo Dow of St. Marys, Ga., Robin Dow and her husband, Clayton Smith, of Waldoboro, Gary Dow and his wife, Melanie, of Hancock, Roxanne Knapp of Rochester, N.H., Ray Young and his wife, Mary, of Cherryfield, Douglas Young and his wife, Karen, of Florida; brother, Stanley Dow and his wife, Cherry, of Gouldsboro; sisters, Patricia Brooks of Gouldsboro, Carrie Benner and her husband, Phillip, of Portland, Jeannie Westcott and her husband, Bryce, of Springvale; sisters-in-law, Jean Dow of Steuben and Lois Worcester and her husband, Thomas, of Columbia Falls; grandchildren, Erika Stone of Warren, Cristy Smith of Waldoboro, Jami Dow, Brandi Knapp, and Codi Knapp of Rochester, N.H., Benjamin Dow, Gary Dow Jr., and Rachel Dow of Hancock, Dillon Young of Afghanistan, Natalie Young of Bangor, and Nicholas Young of Florida; great-grandchildren, Brandon Dow, Kylea and Joshua Stone, and Nathan Winchenbach; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Arnold Dow; sister, Joanne Dow; and brother-in-law, David Brooks.
Visiting hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Milbridge chapel of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin in the same location at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with Pastor Owen Beal officiating. Committal will follow at Morse Cemetery, Cherryfield. Remembrances may be donations to: The Ark Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge.