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Dubowski, John Paul Jr.

John Paul Dubowski Jr., CPA, age 77, died peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2019 at LECOM Senior Living Center. John was born on June 11, 1941, son of John and Pauline Ozimek Dubowski. He graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1959 where he was active in football and FFA. John served in the United States Air Force from 1960-63, graduated from Tampa University in 1966, and was self-employed as a CPA for almost 50 years.
Dubowski, John001John is survived by his wife Mary Lou, and daughters- Mary Elizabeth Goudy (Mark) and Theresa Dayton (Terry), son John Paul III (Kristen), and his grandchildren- Deanna, Elissa, Elanna Goudy, John Paul IV, Allie Dubowski and Michael Dayton.

He is also survived by his sister Marcia Fromknecht and husband William, nephew Kurt Fromknecht (Petra), step-children- Renee Kovacs (John), Rob Winkelman, and Rae Jean Urbanowicz (Paul); step-grandchildren- Katelyn and Kristopher Kovacs, Ethan and Benjamin Winkelman, and Adria, Brady, and Alena Urbanowicz.

John was a member of the Erie First Assembly of God Church, and was past president of the Full Gospel Business Men. He was also a member of the Summit Lions Club whom he sold Harley bike raffle tickets for at many local fairs and events. He was very proud of his Lions Leadership Award, Pennsylvania Fellowship Award, and Melvin Jones Award. His passions were riding his Harley bike, driving his 1989 Mercedes convertible, and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Monday, March 25th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. where a Lions Club service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastors Don Fisher and Tom Hoeke. Private burial will be in St. Teresa Cemetery in Union City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Summit Lions Club at 1230 West Townhall Road, Erie, PA 16509.

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21 Comments To "Dubowski, John Paul Jr."

#1 Comment By Marcia Fromknecht On March 24, 2019 @ 9:59 am

Rest in Peace my dear brother.
Your affectionate name for me, your little sister, was “Kid.”
I will always miss you.
With all my love,
Marcia Dubowski Fromknecht

#2 Comment By Jeanette T Case On March 24, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

We offer our condolences to Marcia, Mary Lou, and the family. May your warm and cherished memories help you all through this difficult time.
David and Jeanette Case

#3 Comment By Marcia Amsler Shipley On March 24, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

Maty Lou and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

#4 Comment By Cindy Zylak On March 24, 2019 @ 5:47 pm

Thinking of you, Mary Lou and the family at this time.

#5 Comment By John Burton On March 24, 2019 @ 5:49 pm

Mary Lou, so sorry for your loss.

#6 Comment By Bob mitchell On March 24, 2019 @ 6:49 pm

Mary Lou
John is now at a peaceful place where he will not suffer with any illness anymore.

#7 Comment By Bob Brown On March 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

So sorry for your loss.God bless

#8 Comment By Sue Cappelletty On March 24, 2019 @ 7:41 pm

Mary Lou, sorry for your loss. I know a lot of folks will miss John’s quick wit, including all the Valley Inn dancers.

#9 Comment By Mary Waldron Fields On March 24, 2019 @ 8:33 pm

Mary Lou and Family –

I am so very sorry to hear about this loss. May God hold you close at this most difficult time and my the memories you hold dear help you along this difficult road. My thoughts and prayers to you all….

#10 Comment By Jeanette and Doug Johnson On March 24, 2019 @ 9:32 pm

Mary Lou,

Doug and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear lady and with your family as well.

#11 Comment By Connie Mercurio On March 24, 2019 @ 10:08 pm

Mary Lou, you and your family are in my prayers 🙏

#12 Comment By Don, Michele and Donnie Green On March 24, 2019 @ 10:22 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you Mary Lou and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#13 Comment By Sandra Kidder On March 24, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

Mary Lou and Families, You are in my thoughts and prayers. John is not in any more pain. RIP John.

#14 Comment By Susan Zapolski On March 25, 2019 @ 6:30 am

So sorry for your loss Marylou and family John will be missed greatly and remembered always.

#15 Comment By Cheryl A Dingle On March 25, 2019 @ 7:33 am

Dear Mary Lou and family,
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. God’s blessings on each of you in the days ahead. Rick and Cheryl Dingle.

#16 Comment By PJ Askey On March 25, 2019 @ 8:49 am

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending love and positive thoughts.

#17 Comment By Teresa Kern On March 25, 2019 @ 8:54 am

Sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was my CPA for almost 25 years. One year he even did our taxes from his hospital bed . I will miss his famous eye rolls he used to give me.

#18 Comment By David Cykoski On March 25, 2019 @ 11:28 am

Marcia, Sorry for losing your brother John. Be comforted by the fact he is now in heaven with your Mom and Dad and he is at peace. God Bless. Cousin David Cykoski

#19 Comment By Dan and Lori Peters On March 25, 2019 @ 7:07 pm

Mary Lou and family, we are so very sorry for your loss

#20 Comment By James Buzzanco On March 27, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

Sincere Condolences Mary Lou and Family. John was a wonderful guy. He loved Mary with all his heart. Peace and Comfort to you all at this time. Blessings!

#21 Comment By Darlene Whitted (n’ee) Moraski On March 28, 2019 @ 2:19 am

Sorry to hear of Johns passing from my brother Tom. Back in the early 50s I went with my parents to visit Johns parents. SInce my older brother Tom was not with us John jr. got stuck with me & to keep the boredom away, I’m sure, asked if I would like to take a ride on his horse to the one room school house he attended. I don’t even remember how I got on what looked like an elephant to me but hanging on to John for dear life I experienced the wildest ride I ever had “CRAZZY” & so much fun. I had dreams of owning a horse and riding wild for years after that. I plan to thank him for that fun time when I get to heaven which shouldn’t be long now since I am 76 years young. So sorry for your loss. God bless you. 2nd Corin. 5:8