Andrew E. Dowling, passed away Saturday, November 23rd.
He was born in March of 1934 in New York State and was brought to Alaska when he was 6, along with his mother and two brothers to join their father. His family acquired a homestead in what is now midtown Anchorage, with Dowling Rd. being named after his father.
“Andy” graduated from Anchor High, spent some time in the Army, and then went to Oregon State University where he met a lovely woman, Donel, and enjoyed 59 years of marriage. They had three wonderful children (Andrew, Brian, and Shaunna), seven terrific grandchildren and so far two lovely great-grandchildren. He liked to be called “Handy Andy.”
He helped his parents build on to their homestead, then built his own home, and always had some project in mind. Andy will always be remembered as a kind man with a great sense of humor.