NEWARK: Darwin Z. "Mac" McDowell, age 66, of Newark, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine, Florida.
He was born December 30, 1946 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio (Knox County) to the late Wright L. and Clare Burdell (Richcreek) McDowell.
Darwin was a graduate of Licking Valley High School class of 1964.
He served during Vietnam in the US Army 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery.
Darwin retired from Rockwell International (Arvin-Meritor) after 35 years of service.
He is survived by his former wife, Linda (Burden) McDowell of St. Louisville, Ohio; a daughter, Darlene (McDowell) Schmus of Newark, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Lauren Schmus of Melbourne, Australia.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
Inurnment will follow at Barnes Cemetery with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military honors.
Friends may call prior to the service at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 6031 Fallsburg Road, Newark, Ohio from 9-11 a.m.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 6031 Fallsburg Rd., NE, Newark, OH 43055
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