Thomas F. Dowling, 86, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2010 at James Square Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Born in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 25, 1924, he was the son of John Dowling and Mary Hayden Dowling. He lived in Camillus since 1976. Tom was employed by Nationwide Insurance Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1988. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and communicant of Holy Family Church. He enjoyed fishing, tennis and playing cards. He was quick-witted and many enjoyed his sense of humor. Tom was predeceased by his daughter, Theresa. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Agatha Bonafede; daughters, Maryanne K. Dowling of Camillus and Joanie G. Dowling-Kell of Rush; sons, James J. Dowling of Brooklyn and Thomas M. Dowling of Lebanon, New Jersey; grandsons, Justen and Shawn Dowling; sister, Sister Clare Dowling of Long Island City; sister-in-law, Clare Dowling of New Jersey; many nieces and nephews; and granddogs. A special thank you to the staff at James Square for their fine care and friendship. Relatives and friends may call Monday, December 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Bratt officiating. Private burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204, St. Charles Borromeo Church Food Pantry, 417 S. Orchard Rd., Syracuse, NY 13219, SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211 or to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, c/o Upstate Medical University Foundation, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.