Michael ‘Mike’ Dowling was born to Ray and Ruth Dowling in Richmond, CA, on May 20, 1942. He passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the age of 75.
Mike graduated with honors from Stanford University in 1963. He played football and boxed during his college years. Mike met his wife, Judith Cleary, at Stanford while she was a nursing student at Stanford University Hospital. They were married on August 22, 1964.
Mike went on to law school at U.C. Hastings, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1966. He and Judie moved to Fresno, CA shortly after graduating. Mike worked for the District Attorney’s office for nearly two years before moving into private practice. In 1976, he established his own firm, now known as Dowling Aaron, focusing on business transactions, tax and estate planning. He was active in the community, having served on various boards, including the St. Agnes Medical Center Foundation, the State Center Community College Foundation, and Rotary.
Mike was an avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman. He will be remembered for his wit, congenial nature, infectious smile and politically incorrect jokes. Those who knew him loved him.