Celebrating the life of Chris Dow
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August 28, 1969-September 24, 2020
The life of Chris Dow, a lifetime area resident, ended unexpectedly and suddenly as the result of an auto accident on September 24, 2020 in Chester, Maine. He was 51 years old.
Chris had a large family who he loved very much. He was born on August 28, 1969, two weeks after Woodstock. Chris was the owner of “the Looking Glass” in New Paltz and co-owner of the “Hungry, Hungry Hippies” food establishment (formerly at Bethel Woods). He was a free spirit and incredibly unselfish person. He loved animals, nature, drum circles and the earth. Chris loved a good comedy, was extremely funny and had the best sense of humor. He was always open minded to different things and people. He had a huge heart and was very patient. He was a very spiritual and a devoted Christian. He was very intelligent and a mentor for many people.
He was a good athlete when he was younger and played baseball and soccer. He loved vegetarian/pescatarian food (Mr. Sushi). He was into Philosophy and positive energy teachings. He was a devoted Woodstock Reunion, Music Festival patron and Bob Marley fan. He loved hiking and riding mountain bikes. He always had a positive outlook on life, despite having a severe back injury.
Goodbye to our "Bethel Bro"
Chris is survived by his parents, Bonnie and Chet Dow and his siblings, Thomas Dow (Julie) of Beavercreek, OH, Kevin Dow (Paula) of Tampa, FL, Nicole Miraglia (Joe) of Jacksonville, FL, Tammie Dow, Jonathan Dow both of Middletown, Julianne Collinger (Justin) of Pittsburgh, PA and Stephen Dow (Vanessa) of Chicago, IL. He is also survived by his uncle Jerome Tater of Kettering, OH, Aunt Jean Rampala (Richard) of Sanibel Island, FL, Uncle Walter Dow of Montgomery, NY; nieces and nephews, Aaron, Ashley. Elliot, Rilynn and Emelia and very special friend and love of his life Ina Cabrera.
Outdoor visitation will be from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. All visitors must wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing protocols. Cremation will be private after the services.
memorial contributions in Chris' name may be made to any animal related charity or locally to Pet's Alive www.petsalive.org
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130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940
Middletown, NY 10940