Joseph Augustine Rowe, age 89, of Newark, passed away June 28, 2014 at his home. He was born August 20, 1924, in Newark to the late Frederick and Anna B. (Limberger) Rowe.
A lifelong resident of Newark and Buckeye Lake, Joe was a proud Marine veteran of World War II and a dedicated lay-out inspector for 30 years at Rockwell International in Heath. Joe was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Joe loved playing golf, cards and participated in the senior citizens club of Hebron and Buckeye Lake.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Clara (Gentile) Rowe; five children, Diana (John) Snider of Pataskala, Carol (Yohanan) Herbst of Arizona, Barb Rowe of Bexley, Trisha (Jeff) Jones of Delaware, OH, and Steve (Donna) Rowe of Angola, Africa; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
No calling hours or services were observed at his request. The Newark Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, assisted the family with arrangements. Inurnment will take place at later date at St. Joseph Cemetery, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation of Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Rowe family.