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Margaret (Becker) Dow

February 24, 1931 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 89)

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Binghamton, NY – Our mom, Margaret Dow, passed on February 1, 2021. She was born on February 24, 1931 to Maxwell and Carrie Becker. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, William (Bill) Becker, her husband John Dow, and two of her sons, Mark and J. Christopher Dow. She is survived by her other three children, Debra and Marty Honeychuck of Florida, Scott and Michelle Dow of Binghamton, and Danielle and Steve Barker, also of Florida. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Kelly Pilkey, Michelle Flickinger, Sean Dow (Brandy), Erica Kane (Christi), Andrea Dow (Derek Johnson), Mark Dow, Kristen Barker, Kaylee Barker, (Charles Johnson), Andy Honeychuck (Megan), Greg Honeychuck (Amanda). She is also survived by her daughter-in-law and friend, Patti Soodsma, (mother of Sean and Erica), and several great grandchildren. She was married to John Dow for forty-five years, her one true love. She was a strong mother and wife who raised five very rambunctious kids. Our mom lived well and loved hard for almost ninety years. She was so proud of her children and their families; they were her world. We will miss her, and her sense of humor, and her unending search for the whatchamacallit and thingamajig.  

At the family’s request and additionally due to the current environment, there will be no public services. A private service with family will be held at Chenango Valley Cemetery in Hillcrest.  

In honor of Margaret's memory, we simply ask that you a consider a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society, or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.  

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Private family services.

Chenango Valley Cemetery

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