In Memory

Edward Marvin Dow

In Memory of Eddie Dow

It is difficult for me to think of Judy Sorrell without thinking of Eddie Dow. Eddie was the person who cared enough to call my dorm at Greensboro College and let me/us (other Gastonia girls)  know about Judy's accident and her death. Who drove to Greensboro, picked us up and transported us back to Gastonia? Of course it was Eddie!

What a kind soul, was Eddie Dow.

When Eddie was killed, I was living in Munich. My parents knew of his generosity and thoughtfulness when it came to old friends. They let me know of his passing.  I mourned the loss of Eddie by telling and retelling the story of Eddie Dow who always knew what to do in a crisis!

Years later when I returned to Gastonia, I taught a young man who seemed somehow familiar to me. He turned out to be a distant Dow relative. That student is now an adult and has often shown me and many others that the friendship gene is alive and well in this family! Freddie/Flip carries the gene as well.

I'm sure many of you have more Eddie stories. I hope you will tell them. Nothing was too much trouble for Eddie when it came to friends.

With love and good memories,

Jewell Hill-Loock (Hill)

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02/17/14 01:51 PM #1    

Walter Vaughan Davidson Jr

eddie was a natural leader and a great guy - his parents were outstanding - when i returned from VN 1968, eddie was a friend -

vaughan davidson 'butch' 2.17.14

02/18/14 08:29 PM #2    

Lynn Leroy Stewart

Eddie was one person who I looked up too and whom everyone liked. I do not know a single who has ever said a bad thing about him. I have never forgotten him or his family.


Lynn Steart

02/22/14 11:28 PM #3    

Kris Brunnemer (Cooke)

Eddie was a special guy!  He had a great smile and great eyes.  So sad that he will not be,with us when we gather in June for our 50th but know he will be with us in spirit.  

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