The Life of James P. O'Dowd

James P. O’Dowd, World War II U.S. Navy veteran, died Friday, March 15, 2019, in Abington after a long life lived well in Willow Grove. Born in 1926 in Atlantic City, he was the son of John and Bella Quinn. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Teresa Regan O’Dowd; daughters, Bernadette and Tess; brother, Jack; and sisters, Mary and Kay. He is survived by his daughters, Nora (Michael) and Mary (Gene); grandchildren, Quinn, Chelsea, Jimmy, Margaret, Frank and Liam; great granddaughter, Rylee; sister, Dolly Tague; brothers, Gene (Rosemary) and Frank (Barbara); and a legion of loving nieces and nephews. The Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at St. David Church, Willow Grove. Contributions in his name may be sent to St. John’s Hospice, 1221 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. West Laurel Hill Cemetery & Funeral Home, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

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