Molly Dowd Obituary

The death has been reported of art buyer Molly Dowd, reportedly in a car accident – below is her obituary.

Molly Dowd’s death was reported by a few outlets online and confirmed by grieving loved ones of hers on social media sites such as Facebook.

Based on the limited information available, Molly’s cause of death has not been confirmed, although some reports list it as an automobile crash.

Nevetheless, we provide all the information we have been able to collect about the deceased art buyer in the article below.

Molly Dowd Obituary

molly dowd obituary

Molly Dowd from West Orange, New Jersey reportedly passed away on March 31st, 2024 following a car accident in Brooklyn, New York.

According to information gleaned online, Dowd was involved in a heavy car crash that led to her demise.

News reports on the incidents are scarce but a few articles on the internet allude to Molly Dowd’s sad passing.

Dowd, a mother of two, was a graduate of Fordham University‘s 2003 class with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Media Studies.

She held many positions including art buyer and creative operations director.

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According to her LinkedIn, she was the Director of Creative Operations and Production at Warby Parker prior to her death, a position she’s held since May 2019.

Warby Parker is an American retailer of prescription glasses, contact lenses, and sunglasses, based in New York City.

Founded in 2010, it was initially an online only retailer. It now sells primarily through more than 200 physical retail store locations across the U.S. and Canada.

She was previously a Freelance Art Producer and Art Buyer for five years between 2014 and 2019.

Other positions held by Molly Dowd include….

  • Junior Art Buyer at J Walter Thompson (June 2004 – June 2006)
  • Photo Producer at Bergdorf Goodman (Dec 2006 – Apr 2008)
  • Freelance Photo Producer at AR New York
  • Senior Art Buyer at Weiden + Kennedy (Jul 2011 – 2013)
  • Executive Producer at Milk Agency

During her time at JWT, Molly Dowd met a friend, Josette Lata who eulogized her on Facebook.

“I cant even believe this is real. I always told you how special you are molly. from the very first day we met i adored you.. even with all the funny work dramas we fretted over and later laughed about… So with a very heavy heart i say… until we meet again, you will be so missed by everyone . a very special bright light has been put out on earth but will shine bright in the universe forever,” she wrote in reaction to news of Dowd’s death.

Another comment mentioned Dowd’s family: “In absolute shock… my heart breaks for her family and babies. She loved being a mom. Just connected with her on her bday…One of the kindest people in the business. Always so supportive. This is so very hard and sad. Thoughts with you and her community,”

Molly Dowd had two kids according to her Facebook, which hosted photos of herself and her kids.

In a comment under her post, Lata reminisced more about her relationship with Dowd.

“The first day I met her, my first day at jwt, she came in my office I believe it was her first art buying job to tell me about a celeb david lachapelle shoot gone horribly wrong that she left to find me .. and I remember saying to her that I didn’t know her, but knew she could handle it and we went together and tried to sort it out.

“The celeb who I won’t name names was threatening to tell the Media horrible things unless she got her money right then and there. so it was also my first time dealing with JWT finance also fun lol.

“But even with her young age and inexperience I knew she could handle just about anything with that gorgeous smile and charm, and just pure kindness. I always told her that she could progress as far as she wanted, and that I would help her along the way. but she would come to me with some crazy things which were quite entertaining, and we would sit there laughing about it because it would be so absurd. .. she is a bright light who cannot be dimmed just because of death, her spirit will be with us always ❤️”

Her death has truly stunned those who knew and loved Molly Dowd and she’s being remembered as a light in the world whose absence would be sorely missed.

molly dowd west orange, nj

May she rest in peace.

Related – James Hardy

The sad death of Molly Dowd is the latest entry in our obituary column as it follows the recent passing of skateboarder James Hardy.

James Hardy was a professional skateboarder from Huntsville, Alabama known for his powerful style and street skating skills.

He has been sponsored by brands like Real, Spitfire, Thunder, and Dekline Footwear, and has been featured in various skateboarding videos and magazines.

Hardy is also recognized for his supportive actions off the board, such as shaving his head in solidarity with a friend undergoing chemotherapy.

His dedication to skateboarding and his compassionate nature have made him a respected figure in the skateboarding community.

james hardy skate dead

Death & Tributes

Hardy reportedly passed away recently with news of his demise hitting social media on Sunday, March 31st, 2024.

Numerous sources have confirmed that James Hardy the skateboarding legend is dead, although there has been no official confirmation of his cause of death.

His mother, Shirley Hardy, confirmed his death, commenting on a post of a baby photo he recently shared of himself.

“I’m devastated 💔 😢 my sweet, talented boy Mama Hardy 😢 is hurting so bad,” she wrote.

Skate Bible’s editor-in-chief, Michael Burnett, posted Hardy’s Thrasher cover with the emojis of eagles flying and a black heart.

Tum Yeto Team manager Mike Sinclair bid farewell to Hardy with a touching tribute leading to other pro skaters such as Chris Cole, Alex Willms all weighing in.

Sinclair wrote: “James Hardy always cared how others were doing. James always had something funny to say and an amazing story to tell me that made us both laugh. James loved just keeping up with everyone and making sure we were all good. Today I wish I could call you one more time to check in buddy. I love you @bamahardy 💔”

West Orange

West Orange is a suburban township in Essex County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

As of the 2020 United States census, the township’s population was 48,843, an increase of 2,636 (+5.7%) from the 2010 census count of 46,207, which in turn reflected an increase of 1,264 (+2.8%) from the 44,943 counted in the 2000 census.

West Orange is both an inner-ring suburb of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark, and a commuter suburb of New York City; it is approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Manhattan.

West Orange was home to the inventor Thomas Edison, who also maintained a laboratory and workshop in town.

West Orange was originally part of the Native American Hackensack clan’s territory, for over 10,000 years. The Hackensack were a phratry of the Unami tribe of the Lenni Lenape.

In their language, “Leni Lenape” means, “the original people.”

The Acquackanonk sub-tribe were located along the Passaic River. They were part of the Algonquin language family, and known as “Delaware Indians” by the 18th century.

They identified themselves with the totem of the Turtle. They were hunter-gatherers, matrilineal, and had cultural traditions such as wedding ceremonies. Northfield Avenue and Old Indian Road in West Orange, remain as original Hackensack trails.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Crestmont, Crystal Lake, Llewellyn Park, Pleasantdale, and Saint Cloud.

The township has an eclectic mix of neighborhoods and housing types, which roughly correspond to the township’s geographic features.

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