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Harold McDowell

Harold Lee McDowell

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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It is with great sadness that we announce that Harold Lee McDowell of Topping, VA passed away April 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest daughter, Cindy McDowell.

Harold is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sylvia (Walsh); his 2 sisters, Nancy Shaver of Wyckoff, NJ and Lynda Strickland of Charleston, WV; his youngest daughter, Julie (Robertino); his son, Jeffrey; his stepdaughter, Lisa Lowery (Phil); and stepson, Steve Ricker; and 3 grandchildren, Chessa Lowery, Andrew Fieraru, and Madeline Fieraru.

Harold was born in Summersville, WV and after graduating from college and a stint in the Army as a supply officer, he spent a few years in the production control industry, where he was introduced to computers. Designing computer systems became his passion and profession for the next 50+ years, where he was a consultant, system designer, and business owner.

He retired on the Rappahannock River in Topping, Virginia with his wife Sylvia. Harold was an avid boater, fisherman, and craftsman/woodworker. He was a member of the Rotary and was actively involved in several car clubs where he entered and drove his beloved Corvette. Harold will be profoundly missed by his family and wide circle of friends.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society would be appreciated.

The memorial service will be held at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel in Saluda, VA on Tuesday, April 27 @ 11:00a.m. Please be advised that current state-mandated guidelines will apply to all in attendance, including social distancing and appropriate face coverings.
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Service Details

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    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 11:00am
    Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel
    15 CF Edwards Ln
    SALUDA, VA 23149
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  • Interment

    Walker Memorial Park


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Posted at 06:46am
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Love and peace, Carolyn and Billy

Posted at 09:00pm
You are in our hearts during this difficult time. Hal will be greatly missed.
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Posted at 12:19pm
With loving memories of "Hal", Jerry and Kathy
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Love Jim & Sharon

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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Marlene Souza

Posted at 10:15pm
Dear Lisa and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in your memories and comfort in each other. God bless you.
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Lisa Lowery Posted at 06:22pm

Thanks so much Narni! You don't know how often I think of you and tell stories to my 16 year old daughter (filtered, of course).

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