Alan  MacDowell, Jr.

Obituary of Alan Wesley MacDowell, Jr.

Dateline: Glenville

Alan Wesley MacDowell, Jr., 69 of Glenville, New York went into eternal rest in the arms of Jesus Christ on July 16, 2021. Born on March 21, 1952 in Liberty, New York, he was the son of Alan Wesley MacDowell and Beverly Mae Stevens MacDowell.

Alan married his beloved wife Jacalyn Lee Mashuta on August 3, 1974, and was the loving father of Jason Matthew MacDowell, Ryan Alan MacDowell and Eric Andrew MacDowell.

Alan graduated from Livingston Manor High School and from Hudson Valley Community 

College.  Alan worked for many years at Schenectady Chemical Company, was an Energy Systems Consultant at ICF International, Inc. as well as an HVAC expert and Assistant Manager at RE Michel Company.  Together with his beloved wife Jacalyn, Alan also founded, owned and was President of two successful Capital District businesses,  Sure Care Services and Magnadyne Technologies, Inc., spanning four decades of dedicated service to the local community.  

Alan was passionate about history and astronomy. He continually shared his knowledge with all he knew, especially his children and grand-children, knowing that the liberty and freedom he treasured would only be kept when we learn from history. Alan’s loving, gentle and compassionate nature that put everyone else before him, will forever inspire us and be greatly missed.  

Alan was predeceased by his father, Alan Wesley MacDowell (July 14, 1981), and his mother Beverly Mae MacDowell (March 8, 2012).

Alan is survived by his loving wife Jacalyn Lee Mashuta MacDowell, his son Jason Matthew MacDowell and his wife Cindy Lai- MacDowell of Ballston Spa, his son Ryan (Krysta) MacDowell, and Eric Andrew MacDowell and his husband Eric Wilke of Clifton Park. Alan is the proud grandfather of seven grandsons Brayden, Emmett, Isaac, Gerit and Josiah MacDowell, Nicholas MacDowell of Ballston Spa and Xander Wilke-MacDowell of Clifton Park. Alan is also survived by his brother Carl MacDowell of New York, Linda Giacomozzi of Texas, David MacDowell of Tennessee, and Marilyn MacDowell of Florida together with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

All are invited for a celebration of Alan’s life held at the Glenville Funeral Home in Glenville New York. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Funeral services begin on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:00 am, at the Glenville Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 10:00 am. in Glenville, New York.  Internment will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York. 

 Memorial contributions can be made in Alan's name to Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue, Scotia, New York 12302. Online condolences

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Calling Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Church of the Immaculate Conception
400 Saratoga Road ( Rt 50)
Glenville, New York, United States


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
St. Anthony's Cemetery
Glenridge Rd.
Glenville, New York, United States
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