Mr. Joseph F. Dowd, age 86, of Mahanoy City, passed away Friday morning at Pottsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Mahanoy City he was the son of the late John and Mary (Reardon) Dowd. He was a graduate of Mahanoy City High School and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. He worked as a trooper for the Pennsylvania State Police and last worked as a detective for the Pennsylvania State Attorney General. He coached little league and was and avid Boston Red Sox Fan. He was preceded in death by his wife Georgine in 2013 a sister Mary Ann E. Miller and a grandson Brandon Wentz. Survivors include a daughter Kathy and her husband Ed Roman of Collegeville, two sons Tim of Frackville and Joseph and his wife Kelly of San Clemente, CA, a brother Patrick of Pottsville, two grandchildren Tyler Roman and Audrey Dowd, nieces and nephews and his closest friends who's relationships were stalwart and enduring. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher of Thursday morning at 11 AM from St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City. Friends may call at the church on Thursday beginning at 9:30 AM. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome. com for more information.