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PAOLI, PA - Walter Rowe Fesperman, 80, of Paoli, PA, formerly of Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC, died peacefully at home on December 7, 2012 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He was the beloved husband of Anne (nee Turpin) Fesperman. Rowe was born in Salisbury, NC and graduated from Duke University and University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
He was married for 55 years and enjoyed Duke Basketball, the Philadelphia Orchestra and taking cruises around the world. His career highlights included Vice President at Wachovia, CEO of Sun National Bank and Director of Robert Morris Associates. Rowe was the devoted father of 3 children, Hunter (Robert) Hannig, Brooke Orlander and Page (Louis) Gilmore; loving grandfather of six, Tyler and Austin Hannig, Lilly, Charlotte and Penny Gilmore and Trinity Olander; brother of Patricia (Hugh) Howell; and uncle of Walter Howell and Lynne Byington. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rowe's Memorial Service at St. David's Episcopal Church, 763 S. Valley Forge Rd., Wayne PA 19087 on Fri. Jan. 18, 2013 at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to:
at 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, PA 19012, Duke University Alumni Assoc., Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708-0581 or www.gifts.duke.edu/ or the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or www.curtis.edu/giving/. Please visit www.allevafuneralhome.com for further information or to leave on-line condolences. Arrangements are with Alleva Funeral Home, Inc., Paoli, PA.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 2012