Thomas McDowell, 81, of Lenox, production manager for Mike Douglas Show

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By Thursday, Sep 7 Obituaries

Thomas Wesley McDowell Jr., 81, of Lenox, died Sunday, Sept. 4, at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. McDowell was born Dec. 2, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Thomas Sr. and Ruth Curd McDowell. Tom was the production manager for the Mike Douglas Show and a television account executive in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was recognized as a broadcast pioneer and was also active in the Christian Business Men’s Committee. Tom was a regular attender of Hope Church in Lenox; Hope Community Church in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; and Church of the Saviour in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed his friends and a glass of merlot at the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathryn; his four children: Peggie Hunter and husband Andrew of North Canton, Ohio; Thomas W. McDowell III and wife Susanne of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Kenneth McDowell of St. Petersburg, Florida; and Kathleen Shove and husband Richard of Lenox; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his only sibling, Jack Toes, and a granddaughter.

Tom donated his body for education to the Harvard Medical School. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit

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