Richard R. "Dick" Rowe, 92, of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Hempstead, N.Y., a son of the late Richard W. and Dorothy A. (Launsbach) Rowe. He was married to the former Sandra Smith and his death breaks a marital union of 25 years.
Dick attended Bucknell University until enlisting in the Army during World War II. He served in the 87th Infantry with General Patton's Third Army.
He had worked as a New York City police officer and had owned two restaurants in New York City. After moving to our area he became the advertising manager of the Milton Standard newspaper.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 71, Milton and the Sanctuary of Praise, Lewisburg. He was a former member of the Revival Tabernacle, Watsontown where he was the former head usher.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Richard R. "Bob" Rowe Jr., of Millmont, Bradley Rowe and his wife Gabrielle, of Lewisburg, and Cory Rowe, of Lewisburg; two daughters, Karen Van Der Eems and her husband John, of Florida and Tish Clayton and her husband Todd, of New Columbia; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jon Wayne Rowe.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sanctuary of Praise, 4284 West Branch Highway, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Nathan Condon officiating. Military honors will be presented at the end of the service.
The family is being assisted by the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton.
Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on January 8, 2018