Dorothy Howlan
Dorothy Howlan
Dorothy Howlan

Obituary of Dorothy C. Howlan

Dorothy C. Howlan, 95, a lifelong resident of West Albany, NY died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at The Eddy in Troy. Born on December 10, 1924 in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of Arthur and Catherine (Resch) Badgley. She retired from the South Colonie School District where she was employed in Food Service. She loved her family, friends, gardening, reading, crocheting and back in the day, bowling and camping She is pre-deceased by her husband John “Jack” Howlan (1979) and son in law John Unser. She is survived by her three children: Penny Unser of Loudonville, Jay (Linda) Howlan of New Port Richey, FL, and Kelly Morrone of Albany; grandchildren, Melinda (Tim) Fuller and Kate (Erik) Leon; great-grandchildren, Emma, Jack, and Max Fuller and Charlotte Leon: many nieces and nephews. Services were private and burial was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Colonie, NY given the current restrictions regarding large gatherings. To allow all those who would like an opportunity to celebrate her life, we will host a memorial once restrictions are lifted. Details to follow. We cannot thank the EDDY of Troy enough for the wonderful care they gave our mom and are still giving to our sister Penny. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Dot please send it to the EDDY Memorial Geriatric Center, Attention: Barb Falkenberg, 2256 Burdette Ave, Troy NY 12180. It will be used for the little things that make all the difference to patients and staff Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Inc., 1503 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309. Online guestbook at
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