September 27, 2018
WELLESLEY ISLAND, NY
Ronald J. Mowers, 67, of Sunset Drive, passed away Thursday afternoon at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, after a courageous battle with a glioblastoma multiforme.
He was born August 19, 1951 in Rochester, NY, son of Ronald F. and Margaret Brizendine Mowers. He graduated from Gates-Chili High School and attended Corning University.
Ron was plant manager for Pilot Industries Metal Production Division, in Manchester, MI, retiring in 1996.
His first marriage to C.J. Farley ended and he was remarried to Anne Wilcox Dower on November 5, 1998 in Boca Raton, FL.
Ron had a lifelong passion for the St. Lawrence River and one of his greatest pleasures, was taking his grandchildren fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Anne, his daughter Jennifer Mowers, Cape Elizabeth, ME; three stepsons, Scott Farley, Cadillac, MI, Jonathan(Nikki) Dower, Skaneateles, NY, and Matthew(Siobhan) Dower, Chicago, IL; three step daughters, Anne Marie(John) Logan, Skaneateles, NY, Catherine(Jonathan) Sinclair, Saratoga, NY, and Elizabeth(Corey) Farnsworth, Salida, CO; a brother, Ted (Susan) Mowers, Wellesley Island, NY; two sisters, Sandy(John) Braun, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Susan(Roy) Leader, Rochester, NY; and 17 grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, September 30
, from 5-8pm, at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. A funeral mass will be said Monday, October 1
, at 11 am at St. Cyril’s Church. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Wellesley Island.
Memorial donations may be made to glioblastomafoundation.com.