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Bernice D. McDowell

Obituary for Bernice D. McDowell

July 31, 1936 - July 31, 2018
Norristown, Pennsylvania | Age 82


Bernice D. McDowell, of Norristown, passed away at her daughter's residence on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was 82 years old. Bernice was born on July 31, 1936 to the late Henry and Mary Lee (nee Brown) Reid in Detroit, Michigan. She was the wife to the late Roscoe McDowell, Jr. who passed away in 2017.

Bernice worked for a number of years at Krylon Paints in Norristown doing administrative work. She coached and ran the youth bowling program at the Facenda-Whitaker Bowling Alley as well as coached at Kennedy-Kenrick High School and LaSalle College High School. In her free time she enjoyed reading and playing trivia games and will be remembered fondly by her family and friends as a well rounded soul who was like a second mother to many. Bernice was also involved in starting the Women's Investment Association in Norristown and was a member of St. Patrick's Church.

Bernice is survived by her children; Karen-Mcdowell-Washington and Rodrick McDowell (Kristina Van Zandt) as well as her three grandchildren; Imani, Alonzo, and Mia.

Relatives and friends are invited to Bernice's Life Celebration on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 714 Dekalb St. Norristown, PA 19401 followed by her funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Private.

Family services are by Beck-Givnish of Levittown, 1-800-GIVNISH.

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