• McDOWELL JOHN H., III Of Shady...

Of Shadyside on Thursday,
November 15, 2018. A 1964
graduate of Fort Cherry High
School, John earned a B.S,
degree in mathematics from
the University of Pittsburgh
and worked as a bio
statistician in several area
hospitals. Briefly in real estate,
his true career was as a computer
programmer/analyst. While
working in the ACIS
Department at Carnegie
Mellon University, he also was
a member of Staff Council,
chaired it for two terms,
showed leadership in
implementing ADA
adaptations on campus, and
earned his MPM from the
Heinz School in 1997. Later he
worked for TechRx before
starting Vela Carina, the first
of his two consulting
companies. Preceded in death
by his parents, John H.
McDowell, Jr. and Myrtle Neil
McDowell; and older sister,
Mary Jo Williams. John is
survived by his wife, Barra
Jacob-McDowell of Pittsburgh;
two nieces, Cathleen Danley
Seybert (Kenny) of
Washington, PA, and Gretchen
Danley McNary (Ron) of
Pittsburgh; extended family
and friends throughout the
world. Friends received at
Walnut Street, Shadyside on
Monday, 4-8 p.m., where a
remembrance Service will be
on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Light
refreshments will be served at
John's residence party room
following the service.
Interment private. Please
make any donations to the
Brady Campaign to Prevent
Gun Violence
(www.bradycampaign.org) or
the Arthritis Foundation
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PostedNovember 17, 2018