Adam Tabary Dows
December 16, 1983  -  June 2, 2018

Adam Tabary Dows

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Saturday, June 9, 2018
11:00 AM
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It is with great sadness the family of Adam Tabary Dows announces his unexpected death at home on June 2, 2018. He was 34 years old.

Born December 16, 1983 in Bowling Green, Ohio, he also briefly lived in Houston, TX, Robinson, IL, Findlay, OH, and Detroit, MI. The majority of his life was spent in Baton Rouge which he called home. Adam graduated from Episcopal High School in 2002 where he was a member of the school band and lettered in football and powerlifting. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the Honors College at Louisiana State University and graduated in 2006 with a BS degree in Biological Engineering. He passed away three days prior to starting his third year of law school at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

He was an avid outdoorsman, gardener, and LSU fan. He loved spending time outdoors salt and fresh water fishing with family and friends and taking in the breathtaking beauty of an early morning hunt. He passionately cared for his flock of pet chickens, cultivated heirloom tomatoes from seed, and experimented with other Louisiana natives in his garden. He enjoyed ardently watching and attending LSU football and baseball games with his family and friends.

Adam’s family consoles themselves knowing he passed peacefully and painlessly in his sleep after spending his last day doing things he loved with people he loved. Early in the day, along with his dad and a close friend, he fished for and caught speckled trout. Adam then spent time with his chickens and tended his tomatoes. He and his mom and dad fried some trout from the day’s catch before watching LSU win their first baseball game of the Corvallis, OR regional. Adam then went to bed.

He is survived by his sister, Marly (Adam Martinez) and niece Julia, his parents Wally and MarLane, his uncle Martin Comer (Janet), and his aunt Gina Comer.

His grandparents Elaine and Martin Comer and Camille and Wallace Dows precede him in death.

Visitation will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home on Saturday June 9 from 9-11 followed by a Catholic prayer service at 11.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the LSU Foundation. Checks made payable to LSU Foundation, notation Adam Dows Memorial Scholarship, LSU Law Center. Mail to LSU Foundation, 3796 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Or you can give online at

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  1. Mike Alley
    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Wally and family. I am so sorry to hear of the sudden death of your beloved son. I pray that God and your friends will comfort you in this very sad time.

  2. David W Donze
    New Orleans, LA

    I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Adam. Although I didn't know Adam very well, I knew in my heart he as an amazing person.
    My sincere condolences go out primarily his mother, MarLane Comer Dows and his father Wally Dows.
    I share those condolences with his sister Marley and brother in law Adam as well as his aunt Gina M. Comer.
    My prayers are not only for Adam, but for those left behind who share in the intense grief of the sudden loss of Adam Dows .

    David W. Donze

  3. Cabot Corso
    Destrehan, LA

    So sorry to hear about Adam. We send our condolences. Fond memories hunting and fishing with him. Prayers for all.

  4. Liz Marcello
    New York, NY

    Marly, Adam, and family,

    I'm so sorry to hear the news of Adam's passing. It was a pleasure to know and be in the band with Adam back at EHS, and it was so lovely to read about all that he has accomplished since then. (I too am a fan of heirloom tomatoes!!) I am keeping you all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

    with love and affection,
    Liz Marcello

  5. Gail Bly
    Marietta, GA

    Sincere condolences to Dr. Marly & family. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  6. Amy Craig
    Baton Rouge, LA

    My condolences to Adam's family. We went to EHS together, and I saw his final social media post referenced catching speckled trout out of Creole Gap. I hope it was a beautiful sun-filled day.

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