John was born in Oswego, NY, on February 18, 1959. After graduating from Mexico Academy and Central Schools, John served in the Navy, where he was stationed in San Diego, CA. He proudly served his duty on the USS Fife LDD 991. During that time he toured the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. After his discharge, John returned and made his home Fulton, NY. He was employed as a Taxi Driver in Oswego and Fulton.
He was pre-deceased by his mother and father, the late Jean and Sherman Dowie.
John is survived by, his brother, Sherm Dowie, of Oswego; his sister, Jean (Fred) Herse, of New Haven; along with three nephews, two nieces and many relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico NY, with private services and burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in the memory of John, may be made to the Mexico VFW Post #369, 5930 Scenic Avenue, Mexico NY.