JOHN THOMAS ROWELL MERRITT ISLAND John Thomas Rowell, 56, of Merritt Island passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge. He was born in Sarasota and moved from there to Brevard County in 1965. Tom worked for L-3 Commu nications at Patrick Air Force Base as a machinist. He was a member of the NRA, the retired Captain of the Patriot Guard, a Vietnam Navy veteran and was also a Licensed Private Pilot. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; his children, John D. Rowell, Michelle Riddle, Daniel Maestre; his father and mother, John V. and Margaret Rowell; brother, Charles Rowell; sister, Sandra Lance and four grand children. A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the Wylie-Baxley Rockledge Funeral Home with services following at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Braden River Cemetery in Bradenton, Florida.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from June 29 to July 1, 2008