Philip Edwin Dow

Bass Harbor

Philip Edwin Dow, 84, died June 30, 2022, at his home in Bass Harbor. He was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Bass Harbor, the son of Pearl H. and Louise (Moore) Dow.

Philip graduated from the local high school and then served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, including as a lighthouse keeper at Egg Rock. He was involved with search and rescue operations.

Philip was married for 64 years to Mary Helen Stanley. They were both active in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, helping young people in the community as well as other family members. He worked for 39 years at The Jackson Laboratory. Philip enjoyed being outdoors. He liked to go boating, fishing and camping. He was an active community member and was involved in the KPs, The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, The Knights of Pythias and the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M., Post #77.

Philip is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; nine nephews, Greg Dow and wife Carrie of Bernard, Peter Dow and wife Mary Ann of Michigan, James Dow and wife Annette of Town Hill, Donald Dow and wife Angie of Ellsworth, Dennis Dow and wife Alice of Winter Harbor, Bunky Dow of Trenton, David Dow and wife Terri of Old Town, Kevin Dow and wife Donna of Eddington and Chris Dow and wife Nicole of Alabama. He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Harvey M., Charlton D. and twin brother Alfred A. Dow; a niece, Becky O’Brien and niece-in-law, Tammy Dow.

Philip’s family would like to thank Stacy Elliott, Karen Lang and Amy Wescott and all the Northern Light Hospice family for their care.

A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at the Tremont Congregational Church with a reception to follow in the parish hall. Private interment will be at Head of the Harbor Cemetery, Tremont.

Those who desire may make contributions in Philip’s memory to the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, 04679 or the NL Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, 04402-0931.

Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at




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