Lewis H. Dow
Sebec - Lewis H. Dow Jr., 90, passed peacefully surrounded by his family, Sunday November 3, 2019, at his home. He was born October, 6, 1929, in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, the son of Lewis and Lillian (Mitchell) Dow.
Lew grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and graduated from Foxcroft Academy, class of 1948. Following graduation, he served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserves. Lew married the love of his life, Leona Finnemore in August of 1951. They have shared many happy years of marriage together. Lew was employed by Agway for thirty-six years. He was the manager of the Dover-Foxcroft Agway store and served his community with care. Once retired, he worked for Volka Agricultural Missionary traveling abroad to third world countries teaching them how to farm and he also enjoyed driving school bus. Lew contracted Macular Degeneration years ago which caused his eyesight to fail but that did not stop him from being active. He shared his love for music by organizing and directing a community choir which performed an array of showtunes at the local churches and nursing homes. He developed a love for woodworking in his later years and said he wished he had discovered working with wood sooner. He cheered for the Foxcroft Academy sports teams and his favorite professional teams; Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. However, his heart was most full when he spent time with his family and said he couldn't have been more blessed.
Lew was a member of Masonic Lodge #52, a long standing member of the United Methodist Church and more recently found a fond fellowship with the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church.
He is survived by four children: Deborah Dyer and her husband, Dennis of Dover-Foxcroft; Judy Dow and her spouse, Deb of Sebec; Shirley Manzo and her husband, Thomas of Maricopa, AZ; and Lewis H. Dow III and his girlfriend, Renee of Millinocket. Lew leaves behind several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Each child held their very own special place in his heart. He is also survived by his sister Luella Ostrofsky of Easton, CT and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2PM at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, 824 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME with a reception immediately following.
Lew will be missed beyond measure.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lewis' memory can be made to the General Mission Fund at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, 824 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft. Condolences may be expressed at www.bangordailynews.com.
Published on November 5, 2019


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Nancy Taylor
Nov 13, 2019
So sorry to have learned of Lou,s passing today, he was a kind man and enjoyed golfing a few times with him! Hugs to Debbie , Judy and all the family!
Cody kupreance
Nov 09, 2019
My Condolences to the family.
Diane Smith
Nov 09, 2019
I worked for Lew for many years at Agway. I have many fond memories of those years. In all those years, I only saw him get "hot under the collar" twice. Once was when, unbeknownst to him, a customer spit chewing tobacco juice in his wastebasket. He was NOT a happy camper when he went to retrieve something and stuck his hand in it! The other time was when he found out that a co-worker was making sexual innuendos to me. Keep in mind that this was long before sexual harassment was a taboo thing in the work place. You didn't complain, you just ignored it as best you could. When another coworker brought it to his attention, Lew was livid. He wasn't angry because of any social expectations, he... was angry because he was simply a good man. He wouldn't tolerate anyone making another person feel uncomfortable. It still makes me a little emotional when I think of how he came to my defense so quickly and adamantly. I could go on and on with the memories, but I will end with this...for many years after he retired we would exchange Christmas cards. It became a bit of a competition as to who would get theirs out first. I usually beat him to the punch, until the year I received my Christmas card from him in JULY! Every year after that it would arrive anytime from July to October. It always made me laugh when I saw it in the mailbox. You were a gem Lew. RIP ❤Read more
Spencer Greatorex
Nov 09, 2019
So sorry. I will always cherish all the good times we had together at Agway . Lew was a fun guy.
Laurie kupreance
Nov 09, 2019
Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all. He was such a sweet bus driver!!! Xoxo
Bruce & Trudy Clarke
Nov 07, 2019
Sending love & Sympathy to the Dow family! You are all in our thoughts....
Dorothy Finnemore
Nov 07, 2019
Lou was a great guy .smart, intelligent,. I just read his book again.He surly had some adventures.I know the angles will welcome him with open arms to sing in their choir
Sue Bartley
Nov 07, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Lew's passing. What a talented, special man he was. Sending love to all the family.
Rhinda h
Nov 07, 2019
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Lewis H. Dow by Rhinda h.  Send flowers
Ellis Additon
Nov 07, 2019
I so enjoyed the many years knowing and working with Lew.
My condolences to the family
Karen Patten
Nov 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss! We all loved him and enjoyed working with him. Prayers and good memories to the family. You girls and Herbie were so lucky to have him!