Position: Vice President and Managing Director

Organization: Dignity Memorial (Fairhaven)


Robert (Bob) Dowson is the Vice President and Managing Director of Dignity Memorial, a company with more than 24,000 employees at 2,000 providers throughout North America. In Dowson’s current position, he oversees their cemetery, mortuary and crematory operations in Orange and San Diego Counties, covering 600 employees conducting more than 5,000 funerals and 4,000 cemetery services per year.
Dowson joined Dignity Memorial in 1992 and has held several prominent staff and management positions including Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Revenue Services.  In 1995, he developed and ran the company’s Hawaiian operations with locations in Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the big Island of Hawaii. 
In 2002, Dowson joined an elite team within Dignity Memorial that coordinates funerals for notable national public figures, including presidents, first ladies, Congressmen and entertainers. Notable dignitaries have included Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford, Senators Ted Kennedy, Lloyd Bentsen and John McCain, Vice-Admiral James Stockdale and Congressman G.V. Montgomery. Dowson holds this post simultaneously with his everyday position at Dignity Memorial. 
Dowson, a resident of Laguna Niguel, Calif., is a member of the Cemetery Mortuary Association of California, International Funeral and Cemetery Cremation Association and the California Funeral Directors Association.  He also has served on the boards of industry organizations.   Dowson is active in several civic organizations and is a Foundation Member of Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.  He is an active volunteer at his local church, Corpus Christi in Aliso Viejo, Calif.



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    We're so proud of you. Bob!
  • Ronald N. Grimes
    Congratulations to a man well loved, for a life well lived. You're always a joy to be around!
  • Ellie Sachse
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  • Diane Sachse
    As your sister I am extremely proud! Congratulations little brother on this well deserved award!
  • Bernice Sandoval
    Congratulations Bob .... Thank You for always serving families with Dignity at their most difficult time...
  • Tracy Hall
    Congratulations Bob...thank you for serving and meeting the needs of the community in their deepest hour of need.
  • Beatriz Valdez
    Congratulations, Bob!
  • Staci Collier
    Congratulations Bob an amazing award for the most deserving man. Great job.
  • Michael Alarcon
    Congratulations! Your dedication, enthusiasm and insight are inspiring to so many.
  • Charity Gallardo
    Congratulations, Bob! Well done!
  • Delaine  Powers
    Congratulations Bob. All who know Bob understand that he is very deserving of this award.
  • John Leonard
    Congratulations Robert!