Jonathan C. Rowe
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Alan Bingham officiating. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Rowe was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on May 24, 1947. He graduated from Horseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y., in 1965. He was an outstanding athlete in basketball, football and baseball. He attended one year of college at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., on a basketball scholarship. He served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1970, including one year of service in Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Maryland Pharmacy School in 1975. He left the pharmacy profession after 10 years and worked for Corning Inc. for several years, retiring in 2002. He was employed by Coty in Sanford at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Cuthbert Rowe, and a special aunt, Lillian Johnson.
Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gloria; his son, Chris and his wife, Stacy, of Clayton; his daughter, Ali, and her fianc, Jeremy Patno, of Raleigh; his mother, Eloise Rowe, and a sister, Sarah Young, both of Moultrie, Ga. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Patricia Rathburn and Shirley Matthews; and his brothers-in-law, Ken Howland, Don Howland, and Jerry Howland; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, Horseheads, NY 14845.
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.
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