Bob Dowd was my mother’s third husband. Frankly, I didn’t like him, and his children disliked him intensely. I know only a little about his life, but I know my mother loved him.
Medic during World War II and Charter boat captain, he and my mother golfed and cruised together. They were “drinking buddies,” as the Geezer called them. He was gay, and his many friends were delightful.
He was mean to her. In posting pictures to Ancestry.com, I've just now reached his pages. I'm posting photos in as unbiased a manner as I can. These are some of them.
No matter what happened or how I feel, he stuck with her to the end.