Obituary for Jeffrey Dowd

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Jeffrey Dowd

July 12, 1948 - August 6, 2022

This August 6, 2022, Jeffrey Marc Dowd drew his final breath, surrounded by his dear loved ones and comforted by his strong faith.

The sun rose and the world welcomed Jeff on July 12, 1948, a day the world became a little brighter. Born in Worcester, MA to Raymond and Claire Dowd, Jeff was the oldest of three siblings. Jeff, along with his brother Stephen and sister Christine, grew up in both Worcester and Shrewsbury, MA.

Jeff found enjoyment both inside the classroom and out. Taught to pitch by his father, Jeff became a skilled left-handed pitcher in little league, high school, and into adult recreational leagues. He was also a skilled player in high school basketball. After high school, he returned to Worcester for his college career, attending the College of the Holy Cross, where he earned dual degrees in Mathematics and Economics (although perhaps his most defining moment from his years at Holy Cross was his meeting of his dear wife, Cindy).  After his undergraduate career, he continued his studies at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he earned his MBA.  It was during his time at Tuck that his love of skiing was ignited, a pastime that he enjoyed into his seventies.

After his schooling was complete, he and Cindy married in November 1972. Jeff began his professional career in Connecticut and quickly became a finance executive.  During this early period in his professional career, Jeff joined Rotary International, an organization that he stayed involved with until recent years. He spent countless hours working with his fellow Rotarians in furthering the organization’s causes, which include fighting illiteracy and poverty around the world. In 1992, Jeff and Cindy started a new chapter in their lives when Jeff accepted the Chief Financial Officer role at ChemTreat, Inc., an organization based out of Richmond, VA.  What followed was nineteen years of fulfilling and rewarding tenure at ChemTreat, working with talented individuals, many of whom Jeff counted as friends even after his 2011 retirement.  After his retirement, Jeff and Cindy spread their wings and took time to travel, visiting such locales as the Western US, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Throughout his life, Jeff was a steadfast fan of Sport.  There were few sports that he could not find enjoyment in, but his favorites were baseball and basketball.  Following in the tradition of many Massachusetts natives, he was a true blue fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots (as well as whatever baseball team was playing against the NY Yankees on a given day).  In addition to playing in several adult recreational basketball and softball leagues, Jeff took up golfing and dearly enjoyed this pastime, well past the time he was able to take to the basketball court or softball field.

Above all else, Jeff treasured his family and friends. Jeff and Cindy welcomed three children, Kathryn (Kate), Jacqueline (Jackie) and Christopher (Chris), for whom they built magical childhoods and instilled the importance of holding family and loved ones close. He was also the best “pop-pop” to his three grandchildren, Ethan, Cody and Elise Geer.

Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Cynthia; brother Stephen Dowd and sister Christine Wood; his daughter Kathryn, son-in-law Christopher Geer, three grandchildren Ethan, Cody and Elise; daughter Jaqueline and son-in-law Steven Peterworth; and son Christopher Dowd.   He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Claire Dowd.

Jeff lived a full and warm life, filled with happiness and kindness. His caring nature, sense of purpose and fairness were traits we all came to know and love about him, and which we will sorely miss. Godspeed, dear Jeff – we love you.

Visitation will be held at Rundus Funeral Home, 1998 W 10th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80020, on Wednesday, August 10th, from 3-5 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 900 W Midway Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020, on Thursday, August 11th (Rosary at 10:30 AM, Mass at 11 AM). Internment will take place at Broomfield Commons Cemetery immediately following the Mass.  There will be a reception immediately following the burial at the Ranch Country Club, 11887 Tejon Street, Westminster, CO 80234, beginning at 1 pm.

The family asks that tokens of remembrance be made in the form of donations to organizations close to Jeff’s heart: The READ Center (https://readcenter.org/), a Richmond, VA based organization that helps adults who need and want to improve reading, writing, basic math and digital skills; and Rotary International (https://www.rotary.org/en).

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rundus Funeral Home

Address:

1998 W. 10th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80020

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Time: 10:30 am

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church

Address:

900 W. Midway Blvd.
Broomfield, CO 80020

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Time: 12:30 pm

Broomfield County Commons Cemetery

Address:

12801 Sheridan Blvd
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

 

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Born: July 12, 1948
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Condolences for Jeffrey Dowd

Anthony Sarno posted on 8/16/22

I met Jeff at Holy Cross in the Fall of 1966 when we lived on the same dormitory floor our freshman year, Wheeler Hall, 3rd fl. I clearly remember Jeff as a friendly, intelligent, personable guy who always had a kind word or a hello to say even when just walking by. I was very sorry to learn of his passing and his family’s loss. May he Rest In Peace.

 

John Corrado posted on 8/16/22

So sorry to hear the sad news. Always a prayer for a classmate. God’s Love to Jeff’s family.

 

Byron Perrigo posted on 8/10/22

So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a wonderful man. Enjoyed his friendship while at ChemTreat. God bless you🙏

 

Steve Mark Hemmis posted on 8/9/22

Jeff and I worked very closely for 17 years. We started the same day and neither of us knew anything about water treatment. He was alway professional and I enjoyed playing golf with him. He was a great husband and family man. I will miss him and pray for the family.

 

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