Richard O. Dowty

Aug. 23, 1934 Ė July 22, 2013

Richard O. Dowty, 78, of Hudson, Fla., passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at Marliere Care Center in New Port Richey, Fla., with his loving family at his side.

He was born in Waukesha County on Aug. 23, 1934, the son of the late Thomas and Viola Kobs Dowty.

In addition to his parents, Richard was also preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Thomas Dowty; a brother, George Dowty; a great-grandson, Dasek; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Burow.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Gloria J. Dowty; sons, Richard Henry (Marjorie) Dowty, Roger (Judith) Dowty and Ronald (Jennifer) Dowty; daughter, Deborah (Fred) Grulke; beloved stepchildren, Thomas (Cheryl) Young, Brenda Burow, Eileen (Steve) Kuchera and Robert (LouAnn) Young; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Auburndale, Fla.

Arrangements under the direction of Coastal Cremations & Funeral Care of New Port Richey, 727-645-6975.