James McDowell

James McDowell

September 16, 1929 - January 29, 2020
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James McDowell, age 90, formerly of Anderson Twp., died January 29, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Mildred McDowell (nee McShane), devoted father of Colwyn "Mac" McDowell (Shela) and Craig McDowell (Jodie), and loving grandfather of Jared and Evan McDowell, and dear brother of Margaret Quail, Martha Porch, Samuel McDowell, Jackie McGowen, and the late Robert, William, and Thomas McDowell, and Roy McGowan.

He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland to the late Robert and Margaret Kernaghan McDowell. As a teenager during WWII, he watched planes fly overhard on the way to bomb shipyards in Belfast. He met his future wife, Mildred McShane while working at United Kingdom Optical and immigrated to the United States (Chicago) in 1957. They later moved to Cincinnati in 1965 where Jim was a Mechanical Enqineer by trade. He worked for Dubois Chemicals for 24 years where he retired as Vice President.

Jim coached soccer at the University of Cincinnati from 1975 to 1983 and took the Anderson High School soccer team to the Ohio State Finals in 1973. He was a pioneer of Select Soccer in the Cincinnati area and was proudly inducted to the Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010. Jim and Mildred wintered in St. Augustine, Florida after retirement until their health no longer allowed them to. He was also an avid golfer and small business entrepreneur that will be remembered by many.

Funeral service will be held at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington, on Monday, February 3rd at 11 am. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30 to 11 am. A private family interment will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., #1026, Cincinnati, OH. 45203 or the Good Samaritan Hospital NICU, c/o Good Samaritan Foundation, 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati, OH. 45220.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 3, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Monday, February 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
    T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
    2050 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 3, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 3, 2020 11:00am
    T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
    2050 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Spring Grove Cemetery
    4521 Spring Grove Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45232
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    The interment will be private for the family.


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George Dostie

Posted at 10:32am
Jim was a member of the Par Hopers old-timer golf club. I have submitted five photos of Jim at play or our annual picnic. He was a great guy to play with. One side of my family came from Islay, Scotland from where one can see Northern Ireland. I enjoyed Jim's many tales of life there. We were all sorry to have Jim leave as he was no longer able to play. He had a variety of ways of coping with persistent back problems, ranging from electrical stimulation (cattle prods to us) to a self-driving golf buggy. He also was a proponent of "natural golf" which remains a mystery to me. He has been missed and will be part of the good stories about former Par Hopers. George Dostie
George Dostie - frequent playing partner with Jim

Craig McDowell Posted at 01:17pm

Thank you for the memories and pictures. My dad loved golf and his time with the Par Hopers. Craig McDowell

Wendy John (Craig's Fidelity colleague)

Posted at 07:57am
May his memory live on with you forever and provide your family solace during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace
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Juana Cruz

Posted at 02:41pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

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