November 15, 1952 - January 7, 2019

Middletown, NY

Jean A. Dowdy, a long-time resident of Middletown, died unexpectedly after a short illness at ORMC. She was 66 years old. The daughter of the late Darris and Helen Stemple, she was born in Manhattan, NY on November 15, 1952. Jean was a generous, loving person who adored her grandchildren and always did what she could for them. She was an animal lover who particularly loved cats and birds. She loved Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, and garage sales. Jean is survived by her husband, Charles Dowdy, married July 23, 2005.

She is also survived by her son, Michael Smith, daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Oscar Melendez; stepson, Mark Dowdy and wife, Debbie; grandchildren: Mark Jewis, Crystal Smith, Casey Smith, Michael Smith, Cameron Smith, Sarah and Caitlin Dowdy, and great-granddaughters, Natalie and Aria. Jean is predeceased by her son, Jason Smith and grandson, Dylan Jewis.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13th at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com