Leland Stewart Dow, 80, of 274 Glen Hills Rd., South Meriden, died Sunday, March 9 at Mid State Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Joyce Moore Dow. Born in Patton, ME, January 9, 1923 son of the late Harley and Vera Dow. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hunt, in the Pacific during WW II. Mr. Dow was employed at Pratt & Whitney in North Haven until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the A.M.V.E.T.S. Post #83 in Wallingford and a member of the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sally Dow of Meriden, three brothers, Arnold Dow of VA, Harley Dow of MD and George Dow of Meriden, three sisters, Lois Golas of Biddeford, ME, Ann Cote of Saco, ME and Janie Borge, step-grandchildren, Jennifer Perreault of Meriden and Daniel and Kathleen Perreault of Middletown and a great step-grandson, Jared Perreault of Middletown. He was predeceased by by two brothers, Carrol Dow and Ledreau Dow. Funeral service Wednesday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden with the Rev. Susan DeSousa officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main St., South Meriden, CT. 06450

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