David M. Dow

David M. Dow

David Marshall Dow, 75, who lived in the East Hardwick area for more than 43 years, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at his residence.

He was born May 13, 1943, in Tullahoma, Tenn., one of nine children of Harold and Frances (Montgomery) Dow.

He graduated from Austin Area Schools in Austin, Pa., and earned a degree in education from Waynesburg College. He later earned a master’s degree at Central Michigan University.

Mr. Dow taught school in Maryland, Lake Region School in Orleans and Colchester High School. He was a math and computer teacher at Hazen Union School in Hardwick for 24 years, and for more than 10 years was a real estate broker associated with Anne Batten Real Estate.

David was a member of the Austin Methodist Church in in Pennsylvania, the Kiwanis Club in Hardwick, Mountain View Country Club in Greensboro, and for many years he was Hardwick’s town moderator. He enjoyed golf, tennis, poker and reading.

He will be remembered by his many Hazen students as a kind, fair teacher with a quick wit who always kept his cool.

Survivors include five siblings, Dennis Dow and wife Sharon of Bradenton, Fla., Daniel Dow of Austin, Pa., Dean Dow and wife Cathy of Coudersport, Pa., Doris Dow of Allentown, Pa., and Diane Lovell and husband Michael of Coudersport, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents died earlier, as did three brothers, Douglas, Donald and Duane Dow.

A local celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hardwick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 837, Hardwick, VT 05843 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

Northern Vermont Funeral Service of Hardwick is assisting the family.

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