Archive - Sep 22, 2013
John R. Dowie, 66, of 133 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 23, 1947 in St. Marys, son of the late Robert G. and Leah M. Spuller Dowie. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1965. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, retiring in 2003 after 34 years of service.
The city's contributions to its employees' pension plans are decreasing, a positive note as the program is helping to fund itself in addition to the state's contribution under Act 205 of the Pa. Public Employee Retirement Commission.
DuBois Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Penn Highlands Healthcare, recently received its largest donation as Denny and Rose Heindl of Ridgway pledged a gift of $300,000 over three years for The Lung Center at DRMC West.
Prizes were awarded to the top finishers in St. Marys Dairy Queen's cutest pet contest on Sunday afternoon and a check for $1,196.53 was presented to the Elk County Humane Society.