Lynn S. Dowlen, age 43 of 4801 Neyland Road, Edinboro, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a long illness. Born in Staten Island, NY on September 28, 1968, she is the daughter of Elmer Cady of Baltimore, MD and Edith Deluca of Lakewood, NJ.

Dowlen, Lynn S.Lynn grew up in Tom’s River, NJ and met her husband, Gary W. Dowlen, whom she married May 4, 1991. They lived there until moving to Edinboro seven years ago.

Lynn was a devoted wife and mom. She was loving and caring, and was actively involved in the lives of her four daughters. Over the years, she supported her daughters in school activities, sporting events and horse-riding, and she enjoyed family gatherings and any chance to entertain friends.

In addition to Lynn’s husband, Gary, she will also forever be loved and remembered by her daughters, all who live at home: Cady L. Dowlen, Brooke A. Dowlen, Haylee C. Dowlen, and Taylor R. Dowlen. Also surviving are her parents: Elmer Cady and his wife Nancy, and Edith Deluca and her husband Lou; a brother, Stephen Cady and wife Gina of Reading, PA; two sisters, Alicia Cady, and Kristie Miller and husband Jeff, all of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Edinboro, 306 Erie Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Bill Cox of McLane Church and will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Edinboro Cemetery.