Harold N. Dowen


Harold N. Dowen, 82, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on February 19, 1935, he was the son of Joseph and Effie Dowen.

Harold was a bus driver for Saratoga Bridges for many years. He was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants, cheering them on whenever he could. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife Ruth, daughter Toni, and several siblings. Harold is survived by his children Judy Dowen (Jim) of Ballston Spa, Beverly Ward of Saratoga Springs, Tracey Vrooman (Steve) of Malta, Harold Dowen (Rose) of Stillwater, Dennis Dowen (Karen) of Greenfield, Duane Dowen (Lisa) of Northumberland; brothers Robert and Donald (Sherry); sister Penelope; dear friend Roger Rooke (Tanya); six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 25 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 12 noon. Burial will follow in the Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Harold may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Guest Book

Ralph Green Sr and Family

We are sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prayers to the family.

Lorrie Kauffman

I cannot express how wonderful Harold was! He and Mrs. Dowen allowed his twin boys to grow up in a loving home, while allowing them to be kids. The world just lost the other half of the Kool-aid parents. My childhood memories are full of the Dowen home! Thank-you Dennis and Duane for sharing them with all of us.

Brenda Perkins / Lenz

So very sorry for the loss of your dad my thoughts and prauers go out to you all in this time of sorrow

Toni Svoboda

Very sorry for you loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie & Dave

Dennis... we are sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our prayers and condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Ralph and Lynn Green

Sorry for your loss. Our condolences to your family.

Wilma Bennifield-Jones

So sorry Bev, and all. Your dad was a very nice man and I am sure he is wearing his angel wings proudly. Thanks for allowing Aaarrika to be apart of everything

Kim Clark

We are praying for your family. We wish we could be there and hope that you know the peace of God that passes all understanding. I will never forget what a great Uncle he was growing up. I will miss how he used to pick on us. We love and miss you all, please hug each other for us.

Becky Keefe

My condolences to the family