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John R. "Dickie" Dowling

May 25, 1946 - September 27, 2021


Obituary For John R. "Dickie" Dowling

Age 75, on Monday, September 27, 2021, of Whitehall.

Beloved husband of 52 years to Lorraine (Cristello); loving father of Thomas R. (Hollie) and John R. Dowling, Jr.; proud Pap Pap of Caroline Ashley and Nolan John Dowling; son of the late Thomas R. and Bernice; brother of the late William Dowling and Mary Margaret Potter. Also survived by nieces and nephews. John grew up in Washington D.C., was a proud US Army Big Red 1 Combat Engineer serving in Vietnam from 1966-1967. He was a steel worker at Shenango Incorporated retiring after 27 years. John loved his retirement and enjoyed traveling, visiting casinos, and most importantly spending time with his grandchildren and friends. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. where a blessing service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, 600 River Avenue, Suite 400, Attn: Donor Services, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ed, Micki, Brittany and Nicole Kach

  • Tom, Julie and I were saddened by the passing of your Dad. Our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family. Mike Kritiotis

  • Very sorry to hear of John's passing. I worked with John at Shenango all his years there. He was a hard worker and one who helped the time pass with his humor. My condolences. Joe Rieder

  • Thank you for being a good friend I only met you at the VVI Breakfast You're surely be missed by all your friends thanks brother for your service prayers go out to you and your family

  • Dear Lorraine, I am shocked and saddened to learn that your beloved "Dickie" has died. I hope he didn't suffer, and I pray your faith comforts and sustains you as you grieve. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. - Your cousin, Donna Authers

  • Lorraine we deeply saddened by the passing of Dickie! He was like a brother to me through most of my teenage years! He always had something funny to say & was loved by my Mom & Dad & our family! Praying God will be with you, your family & his friends through this very difficult time! Thank you for being an amazing wife to him! We know he loved you & his family with all his heart! RIP Dickie you will be missed by many! 💔🙏🙏🙏 With love, Bonnie Hoover, Bobby & Bonnie Coleman

  • My condolences go out to all the family friends... I knew him well throughout my high school years... he always had a smile on his face and would welcome anyone...!im deeply sorry for your loss but know God has a hand on him and he is waiting and watching down upon you.. God speed.. you will be missed.