In Memory of Bill Dowling
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Memorial Service for
William Race "Bill" Dowling, Sr.
May 9, 1927 - March 6, 2005

Saturday, April 2, 2005
4:00 PM
held at
Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church
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Opening Meditation -- Rev. Don Cameron-Kragt

Lighting of the Chalice -- Adam Dowling

Reading: IF by Rudyard Kipling John with Don in background

Spirit of Life -- Joyce & Maia sign Maia & Joyce Maia & Joyce

Reading: No Man is an Island by John Donne -- Race Dowling

Hymn No: #108 My Life Flows on in Endless Song

Congregation from back Congregation front left Congregation front right

Reading: Let Us Be Honest With Death by A. Powell Davies

Choral Selection: Sing Me to Heaven

Candlelighting by Grandchildren -- Maia, Trevor, Justin, Joanna, Megan, Travis, Tyler (the parents of Justin and Joanna light a candle for their children)

Eulogy -- John Crestwell John Crestwell


Remembrances from Relatives (others also shared - more may be posted later)

         Race read his Sermon written in 1987 Race
         Letter from Bill Cozine (Peggy's brother) read by Troy Troy
          Troy shared off the cuff, but here's his '87 letter to his dad Troy
          Maia shares from Bill's memoirs
        Adam & Maria Travis Travis Peggy

Duet: Eyes of Mercy by October Project  -- Joyce Dowling & Sharon Crestwell
       Joyce & Sharon Joyce Joyce & Sharon

Remembrances from Friends (a few shared and maybe added later, but others have shared in the Memory Book)

          Letter from Karie (Justin & Joanna's mother - sent, not read)
         Bill McNaulty Bill McNaulty Cecily Lohr Cecily Lohr Trina Trina

Reading: Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Hymn No. 311: Let it Be a Dance       

Closing Meditation

Benediction (Standing and holding hands)
From You I Receive, To You I Give,
Together We Share, By This We Live
-words: Sufi Chant, adapted
-music: Joseph and Nathan

Chris & Fae
Fae & Heidi

NOTE: Interludes and prelude are from the Chicago score (Bill's favorite)

The Dowling family would like to thank all who helped make this service possible, including the many volunteers on the Memorial Committee who set-up the spread of food, Janet Murphy for the flowers, Bill Grenoble for audio & slide show presentation, Jill Jones for order-of-service, pianist Nancy Dalzell, Minister of Music Dixon Redditt, Rev. Don Cameron-Kragt, Intern Minister John Crestwell, singer Sharon Crestwell, and the many members of the Choir.

In Memory of Bill on USS Bergall site

Slide Show shown during reception
(The movie is several megabytes in size - available on CD by request - now also FULL AUDIO CD OF THIS SERVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE
- send addressed, postage paid CD envelope, such as this, inside another envelope addressed to: Joyce Dowling, 13907 Cherry Tree Crossing Rd., Brandywine, MD 20613.)

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