F. Neal Dow ’49

Groton – F. Neal Dow, 86, of Groton, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Fairview in Groton.

He was born in Newport, Tenn., on Nov. 9, 1928, the son of Carl B. and Doris (Brown) Dow. He graduated from Maine Maritime Academy and had worked as an engineer on a Mobil oil tanker and at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Washington, D.C., and for 30 years at Electric Boat in Groton.

Neal was married to Iris Sturn on Sept. 7, 1968, and she survives.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Carl Dow and a daughter, Linda Sweeney, both of St. Augustine, Fla., a step son, Harold Bray of Benicia, Calif., and step daughter, Deborah Morris of Vallejo, Calif.; a sister, Joan Scott of Knoxville, Tenn.; a grandson, Robert Graham; great-grandsons, Ricardo and Terence Graham and seven other grandchildren, 14 other great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Interment will be held in Winthrop, Maine.

Byles Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.