OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Jerry Wheaton Dow, 73, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Saint Andre Health Care Facility in Biddeford.

Jerry was born Nov. 24, 1942, to Rev. Jack W. and Ruth (Wheaton) Dow in Philadelphia.

He grew up in Pennsylvania as a child, spending his summers at his grandparent’s cottage on Skiff Lake, New Brunswick, Canada. His family later moved to Northport and Camden, where he attended junior high school. He attended the Hinckley School, graduating in 1961.

Jerry attended Gorham State Teacher’s College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in education in 1965. He was in the navel reserves, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., and served in Vietnam.

He taught in the Wells elementary school district, and was employed by L.L. Bean for a number of years in their customer satisfaction department. He proudly volunteered at Camp Waban for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by: his twin brother, Jack W. Dow and his husband Patrick A. Eaton of Raymond; his nephew Jack Dow III and his wife Karen of Saco; his niece Amy Dow and her partner Richard Fournier of Piermont, New Hampshire; and his great-nieces and nephew Samantha, Grant and Jessica Dow of Saco.

At his request, Jerry will be cremated by Cote Funeral Home, and there will be no visiting hours. Private burial will be at a later date in a family plot at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, 50 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101.