Robert Hoopes Dows

                    January 22, 1953  -  January 24, 2013

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Robert Hoopes Dows, DDS, born January 22, 1953, died January 24, 2013, at his home in Elkton, Maryland.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Dows, and his mother, Patricia Trimble Hoopes Dows. Robert was a graduate of Millington Central High School, Millington, TN, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN and University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He attended Harvard Medical School and received certification for implants and oral surgery. He attended many continuing education classes throughout his career in Connecticut, Florida and Texas. He practiced dentistry over 35 years with most of his career in Elkton.

He was a member of the American Dental Association.

Robert was an avid golfer. He loved sports and played high school and college football. He also had a passion for music and politics.


He is survived by his children, Robert H. Dows, Jr., Leah C. Dows, Rachel A. Dows; sisters, Anne (Wayne) Holzemer and Diana (Eddie) Burton of Memphis, TN; brother David T. Dows of Columbia, MD; aunts, Mary Ireland of Joppatowne and Peggy Weaver of Street, MD; nieces Julia, Hannah and Alison, nephews Andrew and David, and many cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 28 from 6 to 8 pm in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St. Galena, MD, where funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29 at 11am. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Chestertown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Operation Smile (this provides children with cleft palate surgeries) c/o the funeral home.

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Born: January 22, 1953

Place of Birth: Quantico, VA

Death: January 24, 2013

Place of Death: Elkton, MD

Occupation: Dentist

Hobbies: Avid Golfer, Loved Sports, Music and Politics

Organizations: American Dental Association


Memorial donations may be made to:
Operation Smile (this provides children with cleft palates surguries) c/o the funeral homd

This memorial provided by:
Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech