Paul M. Dowdall

Paul was known as a good friend and an inspiration to many. He had many interests and talents, and frequently donated his time and services to causes he found worthy. He was a strong union man, active in the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #17 since 1952. He also founded the Hamburg Snowmobile Club. He had an impeccable memory and an amazing talent for small engine repairs.

Paul was a dedicated husband to his wife, Nancy, for over 61 years. He was a loving father of 5 and grandfather of 6, and dedicated a lot of time as director of Lake Shore Little League to be involved with the kids. Paul was an avid camper, and loved to spend time sitting around a campfire with his friends and family. He was a strong, capable, and sometimes stubborn man who chopped down trees for firewood into his 80’s. 

Dowdall, Paul M. November 21, 2017 of Hamburg, NY at 83 years old. Beloved husband of Nancy J. (nee Dell) for 61 years; devoted father of Beverly, Maryanne, Ronald (Wendy), William (Michele), and late James Dowdall; cherished grandfather of Hannah, Claire, Layne, Grace, Caleb, and late Daniel; loving brother of Theresa Mauer, Barbara Hering, Mary Caputo, John Dowdall, and late Patricia Lark, Marge White, Gerald Dowdall, Dolores Sausner, Bernie Dowdall, and Jean Reimondo; also survived by more than 47 nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at St. Mary of the Lake Church on Saturday December 2nd at 11 AM. Please assemble at church. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Please leave online condolences and donations at