Obituary of Joseph Lee Dowden
Joseph Lee Dowden of Stanhope, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at Morris View Care Center surrounded by his loving family. He was 66 years old. Joseph was born on September 28, 1956 in Aix-en-Provence, France to the late Joseph Lee and the late Ellin L. (Sorensen) Dowden.
Mr. Dowden was a chemical engineer at the US Army's Picatinny Arsenal for 40 years and continued to work during his retirement. Joseph enjoyed hiking, reading, painting, doing yardwork and listening to music but most importantly, he cherished his time with his loving family and friends.
Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Lillian C. (Termini) Dowden, his devoted children, Julie A. Dowden, Joseph C. Dowden and wife Patricia M. Dowden and Robert A. Dowden and wife Stevie L. Dowden and his cherished grandchildren, Riley M. Dowden and Sophia R. Dowden. Additional survivors include, his siblings; John Dowden, Holly DeYoung, Paula Dowden, Marjorie Dowden and Eric Sorensen and wife Linda and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Joseph was predeceased by a brother-in-law Robert DeYoung.
Joseph's Life Celebration Services will include a Memorial Gathering on Sunday September 3, 2023 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. A prayer service will be offered at 3:30 PM at the funeral home. All services are entrusted to the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home of Landing, NJ. There will an addional Memorial Service and Interment offerered for Joseph in Glen Cove, New York to be announced by the family in the near future. For memorial donations, please consider the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey at www.bianj.org/donate/.